Poor Decision Making (Part 3) Some consequences of poor D.M. : We jeopardize our self-worth, values, and needs; they cause worry, misery, humiliation, guilt, and self-hatred; they are a waste of our valuable life, talents, abilities, and potential; they limit us psychically, socially, and spiritually.
Good Decision Making (Part 2) : It has advantages equal to or greater than those of poor D.M., including but not limited to happiness, fulfillment, security, control, and growth. The choice between good and bad decisions is often clear-cut. However, sometimes we make poor choices for reason that seem good at the time.
What are some examples of good decisions? Here are some examples of good D.M.: Taking responsibility for our actions; admitting our mistakes; avoiding risky behaviors; seeking help when needed; exercising judgment; and being honest with ourselves and others.
What are some examples of bad decisions? Here are some examples of bad D.M.: Living through our fears; hiding our mistakes; relying on alcohol or drugs; refusing to take responsibility for our actions; giving up control; letting others make decisions for us; and engaging in risky behaviors.
Can I make every decision perfectly? No, we can't. But with practice, we can improve our D.M. and make better decisions more often.
The consequences of poor judgments include some or all of the following:
The majority of our incorrect judgments are made because they are comfortable and automatic. Our emotions lead us astray. Our understanding of time is slanted toward the present. Our subjective sense of status influences how we perceive others and ourselves. Our memory is selective and biased.
Decisions require careful consideration of all relevant factors and making a choice based on the best information available at the time. We make mistakes because we fail to consider other possibilities, we focus on one aspect of the situation, or we allow our feelings to influence us without thinking through the consequences.
In order for us to make better decisions in the future, it is important that we understand the reasons why we make the decisions we do. Reminding ourselves of this fact may help us avoid falling into similar traps in future situations.
Bad judgments have a negative impact on one's life. Actually, our prosperity is dependent on the decision we make right now. If we make the incorrect decision, we must repent since it damages numerous good times in our lives. Our failures lead to disappointment, and we lose sight of the true meaning of life. However, if we realize our mistake and take a correct path, we will be able to move forward confidently.
Our lives begin with the first breath we take. From that moment, we can either walk the righteous path or choose the wrong road. The choices we make today will determine our future. We need to understand that whatever path we take, there will always be challenges and difficulties. But by relying on God, we can overcome any situation.
We live under the shadow of death. So we should not wonder how our decisions affect our lives. Instead, we should ask ourselves if I am willing to accept responsibility for my actions? Do I want to know what will happen after I die? These are important questions that only God knows the answer to. But whatever happens, we should try to remain calm and seek guidance from others.
There is more evidence that supports the fact that we live forever than there is for other theories of afterlife. This means that we should not worry about tomorrow because tomorrow may never come! Live for today and enjoy your time on earth.