You always look for the resources required and resources available for the same before taking any decision. After that envisage its consequences as clearly as possible, and then take decision that is helpful not only to you but also to those who are concerned. Decisions which can have long term impact on life are often tough like selecting a career or a job, buying a house, marriage, starting a new business and so on. In addition to quick decisions are often tough because of shortage of time. It happens often that people take wrong decisions in haste, but this is not always true.
There are few situations in life where you have to take prompt decisions. If they are based on right analysis and experience, they can be fruitful. You can always discuss the situation with the family members also. Their views and analyze them before reaching a conclusion. Moreover, you include those who are concerned in the process and those who can provide you accurate guidance in the decision making process.
There are four major skills needed to take decisions in life. They are analysis, clarity, vision and faith. First, you should be able to analyze the situation and its possible solutions. If you are unable to analyze any issue, you should take an objective opinion to have a better assessment. Second, you must be clear with your available resources and objectives. People often jump into a task and repent later, because either they were not well equipped or they were obscure with their objectives. Third, when you take decision, you must anticipate its outcome as accurately as possible. This step is conditional and comes only if the first two steps are taken rightly. Last is faith. Unless you have complete faith in your decisions and yourselves, you may not take right decisions for yourself and if you do, you may change those decisions in near future.
Technology is very useful in taking decisions. It helps by facilitating communication i.e. you can contact others on phone or via email and seek their views on the issues. In addition you can surf the internet and gain information to take decisions.