In this episode, the gents provide you with tangible examples of how to practice this first cardinal virtue and finally answer, once and for all, the question how to be prudent.
How committing one’s reflections to writing vastly increase the likelihood of success
The critical importance of giving time to form your thoughts into a reasonable plan
The dual errors of acting on impulse and overthinking until the opportunity to act passes
The need to seek out mentors and garner the support of a band of brothers
- Why life hacks are not the way to go if you desire to learn how to be prudent
This week, at the end of every day, take 5 minutes to think about—and write down—times when you acted prudently and times when you acted imprudently. Then pick a few situations in which you did not act prudently and resolve to work on them the next day.
The purpose of this Daily Deed is to identify your strengths and failures when it comes to practicing prudence. By identifying these and coming up with an action plan to address your weaknesses, you’re well on the path to solidifying healthy habits which reinforce prudence.