I tend to think long-term and attempt to consider all possible ramifications, and then I make the choice and follow through regardless of how I feel in the short-term. I try to consider everything from the pragmatic, to the deeply internal and personal, to the clear reason of it. I'm never entirely certain of a choice, but after looking at it from every angle I know, I think of the "best" choice of having a more-than-likely chance of having a good result. Then I close my eyes and leap no matter how scary it is. I tend to be rather aware of how short life is, so I do take risks - sometimes great big ones.