Planning Your Future - A Visualization Exercise
If you’re still exploring options and unsure what makes the most sense, this visualization exercise may help reveal some unconscious parameters.
Have a friend or career coach read the following imagery for you, or read through the exercise first and then imagine it on your own.
Value Based Decision Making
Have a couple of options you could pursue? Determine what decision most lines up with your values using this simple analytical approach. This exercise will help you work through your personal values and career priorities, so you are prepared to make the right decision.
|Values & Priorities||Option 1:
Work in health education
Appy to medical school
|Importance||Probability||Value Score||Probabilty||Value Score|
|1. Giving back to society||4||5||20||4||16|
|2. Lifelong learning||1||2||2||5||5|
|3. Financial Stability||3||2||6||3||9|
|4. Family will respect me||2||2||4||5||10|
Not sure about a decision you are about to make? A pro/con list can help you dive into more detail and really explore if a decision is right for you. Pro-cons are best when you just have 1 decision in front of you.
Pros - the potential positive outcomes of the decision
- Opportunities for long term advancement
- Salary $5k more than I wanted
- Team members are supportive
Cons - the potential negative outcomes of the decision
- Long Commute
- Workload would be heavy - long work weeks?
- Boss may be a micro-manager