Decision making is a cognitive process wherein a person selects among different alternatives and chooses the best option. Decision making is also a process wherein someone weighs the disadvantages and advantages of each alternatives, and also involves forecasting the outcome of each alternative to help him/her decide on having the best choice. Decisions that are made may be based on intuition or reasoning, or may be a combination of the two. Good decision making is essential to a person's success. When deciding on something, make sure to: list all possible alternatives, schedule a timetable, weigh the risk (pro's and con's) of each alternative, prioritize what's important and be ready to make the decision.