Practicing Prudence

By innoxiuss

How often do you stop and think before you speak or act? Do you ever regret what you’ve said, or how you acted?

Practicing prudence is thoughtfully considering the implications of our decisions, prior to action.

Factors that undermine prudence include:

  • Hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Frustration
  • Impulsivity

You can practice prudence by delaying decisions that need to be made until you are able to think with better clarity. Also, delaying some decisions gives us a chance to consider more hypothetical implications and repercussions.

Practicing prudence helps to pace the process of major and minor choices that could have far-reaching life implications. So, the next time you’re contemplating a difficult life decision or preparing to confront your partner, think about what you will say and the possible outcomes, and the best time to initiate the discussion.