Is it advisable to use "the" in the following sentence?

The decision to take this challenge should be made based on the simultaneous consideration of its pros and cons.

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I (an AME speaker) would probably drop the "the" (also substitute "upon" for "on") but this is really a very finicky matter of style rather than an issue of grammar. The sentence as-is does a fine job of imparting the desired substance.

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