Printable Worksheet: Pros and Cons List

Sometimes it’s hard to make a decision you can feel good about.

  • Should you trust your head or your heart?
  • Should you listen to yourself or hear what other people have to say?
  • Is it best to think it over for a few days or make a quick decision without delay?

And even after you make a choice, you might worry about regretting it later.

What should you do???

I’ve got a worksheet that will help you analyze your choices objectively, weigh your options, and make a decision you can feel good about.

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How to Use This Worksheet

  • First, describe the decision you’re faced with in as much detail as possible. Maybe you’re thinking of moving across the country, starting your own business, quitting your job, or taking a risk of some kind.
  • Next, take some time to write about what could go right and wrong, the feelings you’re experiencing, other people’s opinions, and how the choice could benefit or harm you.
  • Then, determine how much weight each section carries by circling a number from 1 to 10 in each box. Maybe your feelings get a 10 because they’re very important, while your coworker’s negative opinion gets a 3 because her thoughts don’t matter much to you.
  • Read over your writing, then add up the pink pros numbers and add up the yellow cons numbers.
  • Write your final decision in the last box. Trust yourself!

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  1. Gail on August 9, 2016 at 10:08 am

    This is a great worksheet. Do you do anything with regards to cbt – challenging negative thinking?