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Copy of Define the Problem Consider the decision you are facing and state the issue clearly. Is it important enough to warrant using DECIDE? by Mind Map: Copy of Define the Problem Consider the decision you are facing and state the issue clearly. Is it important enough to warrant using DECIDE?

1. Explore the Alternatives Make a list of possible alternatives for solving your problem. If you need more information to fully understand the problem or any of the alternatives, do the research now.

1.1. Consider the Consequences One by one, think through what might happen if you were to choose each alternative on your list. Be sure to do the following: Include both positive and negative results. Consider what probably would happen, not what you hope would happen. Ask yourself … how risky is each alternative? What are its chances of success? How would it affect my future? How would it affect others?

1.1.1. Identify Your Values Personal values may affect your decisions. Make sure to do the following: Consider your long-term goals as well as the beliefs of your family and culture. Consider your own and others’ health and safety, and your self-respect. Identify those choices that are a good match for your values.

1.1.1.1. Decide and Act Use the information you have collected to compare the alternatives. Decide which one is best for you. Remember, sometimes there is more than one ‘right’ choice. Make a plan to act on your decision. You may need to break the plan into smaller steps. Set realistic deadlines for each step and then follow through with your plan.

1.1.1.1.1. Evaluate the Results Sometime after you have put your decision into effect, take some time to review it. How did your decision work out? How has it affected your life? How has it affected others? What did you learn? If you could do it over again, what would you do differently?

2. The teacher leaves the room and someone starts bullying you.

2.1. If I attempt to tell him to go away:

2.2. Positives: He will probably go away.

2.2.1. Negatives: He will come back again, and probably with his friends

2.2.1.1. Tell the teacher when the teacher comes back

2.2.1.1.1. Positives: He probably won't bully me when the teacher is watching. If he gets caught bullying he could get in trouble to the point he stops