Q. I have multiple issues and decisions to make. Some of them are complex. How do I know where to start?
A. It's important to un-clump your issues and start with individual decisions. Of course you'll consider the impact and implications of that one decision. You can even apply the framework to the "where do I start" decision.
Q. I'm afraid of making the wrong decision. How can I be sure?
A. We all make wrong decisions at times, and decisions that could have been wiser. That can be part of our growth process...if we let it.
I recommend starting small if you can, to get practice in going through the framework first, and get out of the habit of snap decisions. Alternatively, you may need to get into the habit of making decisions with a simple framework that helps move you forward and out of decision paralysis.
Q. I'm not really religious. Can I still use this decision-making framework?
A. You can certainly give it a go, and perhaps your faith will grow as you put it into practice.
Of course, if you aren't a person of faith at all, then it will likely not appeal to you at all.
None of us has perfect faith. We are all on our own individual journeys.
Q. I don't really have anyone to turn to for support in the decisions I have to make. I'm not sure where to turn.
A. I've had that feeling before. Starting with Pillar #1 and Seeking I recommend seeking God on the issue of support. Whatever type of support you are seeking, ask him about it, perhaps to reveal the support he is making available to you. And be alert to the support he provides. It may come in an unexpected or unfamiliar form.