What Makes You Do What You Do
Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which sometimes helps me and sometimes opposes me.
1. How does the title sound like? Simple, or mysterious, or really enthralling, taking you through a fascinating exercise of self-discovery. Or taking you through the intricacies of psychology of exhibited behavior. There are two parts of the following individual workshop on self-discovery-cum-self-improvement. An effort has been made to reduce the number of words and instead increase diagrammatic, pictorial and picturesque explanation.
a. Part one, deals with what makes you do, judging all by yourself through a hands-on help. A brief explanation of a type of decision-making (DM) prime mover is given. So be sure about the type and category of the DM. Do you fall in this category; fully, no not at all or partially? This step is followed by ‘Yes, No’ and an estimate by ‘percentage (%)’; to help you award yourself. Next is the box, where you award yourself, Y or N or xx%. Life is not in shades of black and white, and it is neither fixed for good. That is the source of hope that men of prudence will ponder, amend and change. I do plan to run it as a workshop, as and when I get a chance to. May I mention for our new readers, that the author of this contribution is Chairperson and Head of Department of Management Sciences at HITEC University, Taxila. He is also a regular trainer and guest speaker at NIM Islamabad and Quetta. He has run training for the officers of NAB; and for the development of faculty at COMSATS, and HITEC University.
b. Part two and the last part, deals with how much the values set by leaders of mankind govern your DM and affect what you do. We will examine how much those values act as a reference line. He sent His prophets to teach us, what should be the basis of DM, and what would be the ideal way to act. Like previous part you will award yourself out of Y, N, and if none of these then a measured %. It will show the degree to which these values are deciding and motivating force in the DM.
2. Part One: Seven Situations. First six type-examples can be grouped under one sub-category while the last one forms another. It is not an exclusive list, however majority of decisions and major part of your life would be covered in these.
‘I do as the majority is doing. After all, all can not be crazy; there must be some extra-ordinary incentive ahead’.