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Every Good Decision Starts with a Stop

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Every Good Decision Starts with a Stop

More often than we like, most of us face choices that can have serious and lasting impact on our lives. Do we go along with the crowd? Do we tell someone off, quit a job, or end a relationship? Unfortunately, these decisions are not preceded by a drum roll warning us that the stakes are high. Even worse, we often don't have a lot of time to figure out what to do.
It's no surprise that most bad decisions - the ones that mess up our lives - are made impulsively or without sufficient reflection.
Ancient proverbs tell us to "count to ten when you're angry" or "think ahead." But anger and lack of preplanning are only two factors that can impede excellent decision making. Fatigue, fear, frustration, stress, impatience, and emotions also create obstacles to wise choices.
Just as we learned to look both ways before we cross the street, we can learn to analyze every important decision-making situation to allow us to arrive at conclusions that are both effective and ethical.
Each decision, therefore, should start with a stop - a forced moment of reflection to help us clarify our goal, evaluate the completeness and credibility of our information, and devise an alternate strategy, if necessary, to achieve the best possible result. Stopping also allows us to muster our moral willpower to overcome temptations and emotions that could lead to a rash, foolish, or ill-considered decision.
While it's great to have a day or two to sleep on a problem, or even a few hours, many situations don't afford us that luxury. But a pause of even a few seconds can often be enough.
This is Michael Josephson reminding you to think ahead because character counts.

source: in sight of the day

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GLOBALDAD 11/26/2011 9:40AM

    Great advice and one that require the discipline to execute!

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RUN4FOOD 8/13/2011 1:36PM

    Thanks for sharing this. I sometimes let fear, or imagined fear, rule. Usually this results in a bad decision.

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GRACEISENUF 8/13/2011 10:51AM

    emoticon sound advice. Speaking from experience I have made some decisions when I was younger out of anger and now know they were not the right decisions.

Growing older has some benefits!



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great blog!

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BREAKING NEWS!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

My wife shared this with me this morning. I LOVE IT so much, I had to share it!

BREAKING NEWS!!! The Pity Train has just derailed at the intersection of Suck It Up & Move On, and crashed into We All Have Problems, before coming to a complete stop at Get Over It. Any complaints about how we operate, can be forwarded to 1-800-waa-wahh with Dr. Sniffle reporting LIVE from Quitchur Barkin'. If you like this, re post it. If you don't, suck it up Buttercup, life doesn't revolve around you!!

now let's "BRING IT!!!!!"
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SKINNYMINNIE25 11/29/2011 8:35PM

    LMFAO......thanks for the yuck.....so true.

Skinny

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HELIDOC65 7/22/2011 7:52PM

    Nice!

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NEENSTER1 7/17/2011 9:31PM

    emoticon Love IT!! That's it and that's all!! emoticon

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SPARKBECKY2012 5/23/2011 1:17PM

    LIKE IT

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DIVEDIVA1 5/23/2011 12:53PM

    Yup!

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1 Samuel 17:40

Thursday, May 19, 2011

“Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the stream.” --1 Samuel 17:40

Before David hurled the stone at his giant, I picture him down at the stream, tossing them one at a time in his hand. See, I have a feeling he measured a few before finding just the right one for his particular overgrown nuisance. Did you notice the verse? He “chose” five stones. He made decisions based on his needs and abilities. “Too light.” Toss. “Too small.” Toss. “Ah, that’s the one!” After all, David knew what he was up against and planned accordingly.

What about you? In the area of health, you might be facing some big issues. Is it your diet? Your training consistency? Maybe you can’t find the right routine? Well, whatever the case, take a stroll down to the stream with David. Kneel down with him and gather some ammo. If the pebbles you’ve been flinging at your giant-size goals aren’t making a dent, then reload. You know what you’re up against. The key is to do like David did and find it. Remember, His fight was worth it and so is yours.

source: PrayFit

  
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KADULAC 7/13/2011 1:16PM

    Great blog. That is a great way to look at our journey to a healthy life. There are a lot of giants along the way.

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SKUNKY4 7/11/2011 12:47PM

    Great blog. thanks for sharing. I know I need to choose the "stones" that fit me and my purpose.

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PENNEYV 7/10/2011 11:07PM

    emoticon so much for sharing this insight. I will spend some time re-evaluating the stones I am choosing! emoticon

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2NDCHANCES 5/20/2011 1:17PM

    Great blog, baby! I never considered the number of stones either. Very interesting! Gotta love PrayFit!! :)

I love you!
xx me

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HPATLEE 5/19/2011 5:16PM

    Thanks so much for the insight. I always focused on the number of stones & that David was preparing to also fight Goliath's brothers. I never thought about the choosing part and how it could relate to finding the right exercise for myself. This really hit home for me b/c recently I was training for a 5K & now I can't run for awhile & gave up with exercise & then diet for awhile until my husband told me to try something else. This week has been a week of trying things other than running and I have discovered I like alot of different things :o) Thanks again for the blog!

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PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Vote....

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Vote for our daughter in this week's Parents Photo Faves contest!

LINK HAS BEEN UPDATED!

photos.parents.com/category/vote/pho
to/792847


THANK YOU ALL!

  
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GOANOTHERMILE 4/18/2011 2:52PM

    i came across your page( on the spark pages page )and want to say congrats i can certainly see why you are m.o.d! you have a beautiful family, i see that y'all want votes for your beautiful daughter so i went ahead and did so. she is precious! congrats to your wife's accomplishments also, way to go!!!

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GRACEISENUF 4/14/2011 11:11AM

    voted again!

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2NDCHANCES 4/14/2011 10:29AM

    Jayleigh got a TON of votes yesterday so THANK YOU!! Unfortunately, some of them were going to the wrong child so please use THIS LINK ONLY!! And please KEEP VOTING and KEEP SHARING THE LINK!! That's the best way! You guys are AWESOME!!! :)

http://photos.parents.com
/category/vote/photo/792847

Comment edited on: 4/14/2011 10:29:40 AM

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ANITA_NM 4/13/2011 10:29PM

    Make sure you update the link in your blog post - that link goes to #120, which is no longer your daughter.

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GRACEISENUF 4/13/2011 4:59PM

    voted twice....who could resist that little face!

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2NDCHANCES 4/13/2011 4:03PM

    Baby:

You need to update the link with this:

photos.parents.com/category
/vote/photo/792847

That other one is going to the child that's now in the 120th slot. And Jayleigh is at 31 NOW!!!!! WOO HOOO!!! :)

And p.s... you CAN vote more than once, just fyi ;)

Comment edited on: 4/13/2011 4:44:35 PM

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PURPLEALLY 4/12/2011 5:30PM

    For you, absolutely!

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DANEDA 4/12/2011 3:25PM

    voted! and how Adorable she is!

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KIRANICSMOM 4/12/2011 2:24PM

    Voted!

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DOMTHOMAS90 4/12/2011 12:21PM

    u got my vote

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2NDCHANCES 4/12/2011 11:43AM

    Yes, PLEASE! This is for the cover of Parents magazine!

I voted. ;)

Love you, baby! You're the bestest!! :)
xx me

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FIREPROOF HEALTH

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Friends and family, the time for half-measured health is over. If you’re fighting your bodyweight, blood pressure or other health issues, you’re not alone in the fire. With God, it’s possible, and we’re praying for you and applauding your heart to serve. If you’re not fighting but should be, it’s time to jump. Health takes sacrifice. Health takes guts. And in this day and age, it takes those who are willing to set themselves apart from the crowd. The phrase “God looks at the heart” can no longer be used as an excuse to abuse the body. But there is no tomorrow. If it’s right to jump, it’s right to jump today. Let the onlookers watch in amazement at just how serious you are.

Here are some ways to jump in the fire:
Turn off the TV, computer and phone and take a walk outside with your family.
Get up 10 minutes earlier each day to do bodyweight exercises in your living room.
Push away from the table just a few minutes early.

But these are merely suggestions. We have to decide what we’ll sacrifice, what we’re willing to change in order to be better stewards of the physical gifts we’ve been given. And since God looks at the heart, that’s probably the first place we need to start.

source: Prayfit

  


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