Empowered To feel a sense of control over your behavior and decisions “There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened." - Mary Kay Ash
Inactive Decision-Making Style Failing to make a choice….letting others or life make the decision for you*Teens with this decision making style do not know what they want to do, put off making difficult decisions they end up having to deal with watever happens “I dunno” “Whatever” “Just whatever”
Reactive Decision-Making Style Allowing others to make decisions for you * easily influenced by what others think or suggest…lacking self confidence *Need to be liked by others “I don’t know what classes to take…what are you taking?” “What college are you going to” “What should I wear today?” “Should I go out with him/her”*Teens with this style are not Empowered!!!
Proactive Decision-Making Style One examines the decision to be made, identifies and evaluates actions that you might take, selects an action and takes responsibility for the consequences of that decision. Chose not to do homework for classes resulting in a bad grade….you don’t blame the teacher, lack of sleep, difficulty of homework for being the reason…you acknowledge…you were just lazy and didn’t do the work.*Teens that make Proactive Decisions do so most likely by using steps referred by “The Decision Making Model”
Responsible Decision-Making Model Steps that assure that your decisions lead to actions that promote health, safety, shows respect for self and others and demonstrates good character.
6 Steps of Decision Making Model 1. Decision to be made 2. Options 3. Outcomes 4. Values 5. Decision 6. Consequences