Not a day passes that each of us is not required to make a decision. This paper discusses a time in my life when I had to make the personal decision to continue my education and enroll in school. The thought was easy, but coming to a conclusion with the decision-making process I used involved more time. As you read on, the similarity between my decision-making process and that of the one described in the text will be explained. In addition, the way in which my decision might have or have not been different had I used the same steps included in the text will be explained.
The idea of continuing my education and obtaining a college degree was something I knew I wanted early on in my educational career. Once graduating high school, making that initial step and becoming a college student might as well have been easier said than done. Between working full-time and being a mother, I was not sure when I could squeeze in any extra time to also be a student. I knew by making this choice and going through with it would not only better myself in the long run, but my family as well. Considering all the factors that would involve becoming a student and how I would fit it into my work and family life was a decision that took a lot of time. Becoming aware of online classes, as my mother took them, made me realize this was something that was an option. Now that I knew I had made the decision to go back to school and I would attend classes online, I had to choose a school. After this was done, I was able to make my idea turn from a decision to an action.
The decision process I had to make has similarities with that described in the text. Both included the first step that identifies a problem. Along with my personal decision made, I had to evaluate alternatives just as the process reads in the text. The fourth and fifth step in the text, making the choice, and implementing the decision were both something I did with my personal choice I made to continue my education.