11 Steps for Making a Decision Following the Ignatian Method
1. Identify the decision to be made or the issue to be resolved.
The issue should be practical—about doing or not doing something.
It has to be real; that is, there really is a decision to be made—a question about whether you should or should not do something.
It must be an issue about which you have the right to make the decision.
You must have or be able to obtain the necessary information to decide intelligently.
If you have difficulty identifying the issue, follow this five-step procedure: