How do you make a good decision? For some people, one sense is more important than the other. For me, if it is the right decision, then all will be in alignment – my head, my heart, and my gut. You may feel scared about your decision but this isn’t the same as making the wrong choice. When you have made a good decision, one that is right for you, there tends to be an inner excitement or sense of peace. Your soul communicates that what you are about to ‘do’ or ‘be’ is the right fit.

So how can you actually make a good decision?

Ask yourself at least one question in each section below – Head, Heart, and Gut.

How to make a good decision – Use your head, heart, and gut.


Head – What does your head say?

  • Does it add up?
  • What are the facts?
  • Is it logical?
  • Does it make sense?

Heart – What does your heart say?

  • Does it feel right or is something off?
  • What might my close friends or loved ones say about my decision?
  • Does it sound right when I tell others?
  • How will I feel after the heat of the moment or the initial excitement has faded?
  • How will I feel when initial fears or lack of confidence have been overcome?

Gut – flight or fight instinct. What does your gut say?

Do I have a sense of unease?

Sometimes options and opportunities may look good on paper, our hearts may be in it but something isn’t right in our ‘gut’. If this is the case we need decide if this sense of unease can be overcome with more fact checking and research? 

Is your gut saying NO?

Why? Is this from fear, low confidence or the fact that is really isn’t right? Follow this instinct and uncover why your gut is saying no.

Is your gut saying YES?

Why? Follow this instinct if the other two sections above – head and heart are also in alignment.

Still unsure or want further clarification? I have always found this test a very quick insightful way of finding out what I really want.

  1. Ask a friend to write one decision on two different pieces of paper, e.g. paper 1 – ‘take the job’ and paper 2 – ‘don’t take the job’.
  2. Ask them to hold one in each hand. You are not to know which hand has which decision.
  3. Now choose a hand.
  4. Open the piece of paper and note what your soul does. Does it sink or soar? What does that tell you?

Remember, deciding isn’t the same as doing!

Don’t look back and regret. Actively make the right decision and then TAKE ACTION.


Book a free exploratory chat to find out if you would benefit from some career and or life coaching to make sure that you are making decisions that are right for you in your current season of life.

Jenny Butter is an Accredited Master Coach with experience coaching people across the globe from all walks of life to enable them to become happy at work and at home.