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Skills can be learnt.
Decision supporters should remind decsion makers of this as often as they can.
Talk about the things you have learnt in the past.
Think about what skills are needed for this decision.
If the skills needed for this decision is very ambitious - be creative. Is the entire skill set needed to fulfill the decision? Skill sets can be broken down. One part of the set, with or without other supports, maybe enough to fulfill their decision.
The desired skill may also give insight into the values of the person, their goals or the decision they are making. Wanting to get a pilot's licence may be an expression of an interest in planes. Or travel. Are there other ways to fulfill this decision that match the person's ability? Can the hopes embodied in learning to become a commercial chef, for example, maybe fulfilled by cooking more often for friends and family?
Where skill acquisition is an impediment to fulfilling a decision go back and explore the decision with the decision maker. If the decision as a whole can not be fulfilled, are there aspects of it that can be achieved? What parts of the decision are most important or have the most meaning for the person? Can these skills be achieved? Even in part? Can the important parts of a decision be achieved in other ways?
A skill is something you are able to do.
You use skills to do a job - like cooking.
Playing the guitar is a skill.
So is saving money or using the internet.
And making a decision.
You learn some skills.
You pick up some skills while you are doing something.
The more you do a skill the better you get at it.
Some of your options might need you to have a skill.
Before you decide you need to ask
Use the Skills page on the decision tool to make a list of the skills you have and the skills you need to learn to make this decision happen. You will need to login first.
Time is the next part of decision making to learn about.