We all know people who spend their lives making bad decisions. These people always find themselves in complicated situations, because they continuously make bad choices.
Some people attain good judgment with age, and the experiences they acquire during their life, but getting older doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get better at making decisions.
An important factor that can affect your ability to make good decisions is the willingness to accept, that during your lifetime you will have periods of discomfort. In order to resolve your problems it is important that you see the big picture, and that you take time to clear your head so that you don’t make hasty decisions.
Having a mentor you can turn to who can judge your situation objectively can make getting through difficult situations easier. It can be someone in your family or a close friend who knows you, and who will be honest with you.
Good judgment requires that you accept your situation realistically, and that you try to resolve your problems not how you wish things to be, but how you know they should be. Most individuals make judgment mistakes because they allow their emotions to interfere with what they know down deep inside they should do.
The majority of the time you know what you need to do, you just don’t want to face reality. Taking your time and not rushing into things can give you the opportunity to study your options. Making a decision when you feel confused and anxious can lead to making choices you might regret.
It is important to learn how to ask for help, for some people this very difficult to do. People who think they know everything are more likely to make poor judgments than those who listen to the opinions of others.
In relationships or in decisions that affect your career it is important that you are clear about what you want.
No one can predict the future, and no matter how much you plan your life things will happen that are out of your control. Good judgment requires flexibility so that you can adapt to circumstance that can change your life.
Listen and learn from those around you. Regardless of how far-fetched some advice might sound to you, keep an open mind. Being open-minded sharpens your judgment toward others, and can also help you understand yourself.
Before making hasty decisions make a list of the pros and cons, and how your decision will affect your life.
Learn to understand yourself, and don’t allow your emotions to cloud your mind. When difficult situations arise give yourself time to regroup, and to think things out.
It is impossible to live life without making mistakes. The important thing is to learn from them, and make sure you don’t make them again.