For me, I need to consider how the outcome of the decision will affect others. Sometimes I'll have to make a choice based solely on what is best for me, but usually I take other people and their needs/desires into consideration.
How it will affect my husband, my unborn child, and myself. These are the most important people in my immediate circle. I also do a pros and cons list so I can figure out what I'm risking versus what I'm getting. Is it worth it? I need to be able to say yes or no before I make a decision.
As part of my overall decision making process I usually write out a Pros and Cons list. Depending on the outcome of this list and if there are any other important considerations not mentioned on this list that will and/or may be affected by my decision will be taken into account before I make the final decision.