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Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we might have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do. ~ Gian-Carlo Menotti

A ◦ C ◦ I ◦ P

Be mindful!

  • A = Alternatives and possibilities. When making any important decision, look at all your options. Ask yourself… “Are there any other ways I can solve this problem? Ways that I haven't thought of?”. Obtaining additional guidance, advice and assistance at this stage, perhaps isn't such a bad idea after all.
  • C = Consequences, both the productive (i.e. gains) and unproductive (i.e. losses) consequence possibilities. Once you have narrowed down your choices to those that seems best, weigh the pros and cons of each option under consideration.
  • I = Information, data, understanding and knowledge. Search for new information about the context of each option what you are seriously considering.
  • P = Plans and strategies. Make detailed plans for taking ACTion, finalize your mission statement accordingly and create contingency action plans, for when one of the unproductive consequences - that you identified under “C” - actually occurs.

ACIP is synonymous with and goes hand-in-hand with critical questioning and thinking.

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