By VODA, BLAST program leader
Habits are actions that repeat over and over. Maybe you have a good habit like brushing your teeth in the morning, or maybe you have a bad habit like biting your nails. We all have habits whether we realize it or not and we should all get in the habit of good decision making.
GOOD OR BAD?
Remember the Eggdicator in the classic movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?
When a goose laid an egg it traveled down to the Eggdicator to determine where it was a good egg or a bad egg. The process was amusing but the concept was intriguing.
What if we had an Eggdicator for our decision making? When we make a decision, we should think through it first to help us weigh whether it is a good decision or bad decision.
Every time an egg was put onto the scale, the Eggdicator determined whether or not it was a good or bad egg. Here are some questions you can ask yourself before making a good or bad decision.
- What will happen after I make this decision?
- Will I be helping someone or hurting someone?
- Should I do this now or should I wait?
Practice making good decisions by starting small. We can’t solve all the worlds problems like world peace or creating the cure for Covid-19. However, we can live peacefully with those around us and we can practice safety precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
MAKE YOUR BED
Let’s look at some advice from our friend Naval Admiral William H. McRaven who has found success in starting small.
“If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.
And, if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made — and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”— Admiral William H. McRaven
Find more about Admiral McRaven’s speech here:
Decision making happens every day whether you realize it or not. Let’s all get in the habit of making good decisions and if we don’t end up making the right decision, it’s ok! We all make mistakes, but don’t diminish yourself or others in the process. Encourage one another always.
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