Shannon Kennedy Social Dynamics Assignment: Short Analytic Journal Entries 10/14/2020 Journal Entry 1: Using Decision Making Calculator & Goal Decision Survey I found that the analysis forced me to focus on my decision in a more rigorous way than I am used to. I considered whether how I handled my decision thus far was a conscious choice, knowingly putting off the decision, or a subconscious one, not wanting to make the decision at all. During the analysis, I realized that perhaps I did not want to make the decision because it may result in an outcome that I did not prefer, but that was better for me. Interestingly enough, I saw this perspective play out in my results – pushing me toward the decision I feared. Because I am facts-oriented, and less of an intuitive decision maker, this analysis gave me even more to think about and will probably lengthen the amount of time I take to make my decision, but in a beneficial way. Journal Entry 2: Using Decision Making Calculator & Goal Decision Survey I purposefully chose a less important decision for this analysis, which made the survey less anxiety-inducing, and a much easier and more fluid experience. It was extremely eye-opening to consider the counterarguments for and against my pros and cons. It made me realize that even when we make lists of pros versus cons, if a reason isn’t supported or persuasive enough, it will not aid in my decision making. It was also interesting to contemplate the overall network motivation and resistance I had within my own network. Personally, network resistance weighed more heavily on my mind than my system supporters or other motivational roles.