Do you consider consequences when you decide?

Malaysia
November 1, 2006 8:40pm CST
Do you consider outcome/consequences before you make any decision or react on anything?
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15 responses
• United States
2 Nov 06
Although the impluse to do something can be very persuasive at molding my behavior, I do endeavor to consider the potential consequences of my behavior prior to acting, especially if I have the necessary time available to do so.
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
Good for you. Considering consequences is one of the attributes of an effective leader. I like your reply, always. I am also learning more and more about people and their opinions here. Thank you.
@tarachand (3895)
• India
2 Nov 06
I was once rash, brash and reacted often without considering the consequences. As time passed, I had my own family,children, I toned myself down, but I can't say that I am honestly cured of that affliction. Maybe some more aging before I am totaly complacent?
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
Dear Tarachand....Do you know that being with a person who reacts without considering consequences is very nerve wrecking? Maybe I can't speak for the rest, but that's how I feel. People especially us - the younger generation, always say we'll wait till we're older to do stuff. My grandpa used to tell me that as he gets older, he became more forgetful, tired, aching all over, blurred vision, lost his balance, can't hear very well, lost concentration, sleepy etc. In the end, he never got to do the things he had wanted done when he was young, and that includes praying. He had to pray sitting or lying down. My grandpa has since passed away. Since I am always a good listener, and love being with my family, I learned alot from them and try to do as much when I am younger. I would age with pleasure but would not want to age regretting. I often tell the same story to my friends so I won't forget, and so I can share this with them too in the hope that they would change what needs changing now, before it is too late. I have no intention to teach anyone older who I have so much respect for. Your response just reminded me of what my grandpa said. I am just learning and I appreciate all those who have taught me in myLot too and I hope I don't offend you or anyone on my threads. Thank you Tarachand.
@tarachand (3895)
• India
3 Nov 06
I completely agree with you, as I said I consider this as an affliction and would like to get cured completely, maybe time will tone me down further? My biggest problem (and also an asset) is that I look at the bright side of things and am too trusting, and hence I react impulsively accordingly, very rarely in anger. This has resulted in a lot of angst, loss quite often, but has been a learning, as has everthing else in life.
• United States
2 Nov 06
yes and no.....i think, i do, and then i fix it later
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
Fixing it later may be too late - damage may be done already, don't you think? Thank you for your response.
• United States
7 Nov 06
yeah but i usually do the right thing it just doesn't take me like to decide from right and wrong
@Jetdanet (1030)
• Portugal
9 Nov 06
i guess im really rational on that subject. except only in cold blood situations, in that ocasions i just think 2 times eehe
• Malaysia
10 Nov 06
Thanks Jetdanet.
@nichjake (523)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I usually do but sometimes I get caught up in the moment and let my heart take over.
• Malaysia
8 Nov 06
Don't we all? As long as it is under control, its ok I guess to let off steam ocassionally but not too often cos that can be quite embarassing, eh? Thank you for responsind.
@242238 (500)
• China
3 Nov 06
Whenever i make major decisions,i COnsider the outcome. Well Planed decisions will make us bulid our confidence
• Malaysia
8 Nov 06
I'm sorry for the late reply 242238. I was away for a few days. I agree with you that planning is one of the decisions we should be making to build our confidence. Thank you for your response.
@macubx (11422)
• Philippines
2 Nov 06
Often, Sometimes i dont think when im deciding..
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
Like right now? Thank you for responding. Good thinking.....
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
2 Nov 06
mostly yes... but no when i am emotional...
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
Don't you think getting emotional is a reaction too? I got into that once..or twice, hehehe, and an hour later, when I recalled what transpired, I felt really stupid and embarassed...not a nice feeling for me. Maybe we need to analyse this emotion, eh? and figure out a way to reduce it. Thank you for your response.
@anldzm (505)
• United States
2 Nov 06
OH YEAH,ALWAYS, N PEOPLE MIGHT SAY I'M IMPULSIVE BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE, I'M STRATEGIC,HE HE.
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
Well, I'm glad that you do. Thank you for your response.
• United States
2 Nov 06
For the most part I try and think of what might happen if I don't make a rash decision, but on the other hand, I am human and like everyone else, I do tend to react to a situation and either I don't think of the consequence, or I just don't care. But it happens.
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
Well, some matters do need quick decision if its utmost urgent, but somehow, I believe, if a person is naturally decent, even his quick decision would include considering others. If a person is not a nice person, his quick decision would naturally include hurting others, revenge, getting even, ruining and bashing, etc. The impact of not thinking before you act can be very damaging so you have to care. God expect you to. Society expect you to. Your loved ones expect you to. I would too. I'm sorry, this is just my opinion... maybe you know better, eh? Thank you for your response. I appreciate it very much.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I always think too much, weighing the consequences both ways and being hesitant to answer for fear that the results of my decisions will be the wrong ones.
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
They say too much is less....close your eyes and just go for it then. If the decision is the wrong one then bear or take responsibility for it. People do make mistakes cos they are not perfect as long as you don't always make the mistakes. Taking responsibility for your mistakes is also welcomed by most and can be considered good attributes to being an effective leader. I don't know, I can just give my opinion cos I am also still learning to be an effective leader in the company someday. Thank you for your input.
• Australia
2 Nov 06
Nice Golf Swing - Golfer practicing his swing
Yeah i think that our reactions when we decide about things is pretty much like golf!!!.... Every shot we make has consequences in either getting closer or further away from the hole!!.... Kinda like life really....
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
Hmmm...is this why most leaders, directors, etc. go for golf? Good practice to becoming effective leaders of the future. Thank you for your response.
@vbembot (749)
• Philippines
2 Nov 06
it is based on a well thought of decision.
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
What is?...ok, let me think about this. Thank you for your response.
@timmeh0910 (1169)
• United States
2 Nov 06
For some things I do, for others I don't, matters on what it is.
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
Depending on the situation,I don't to. Thank you for your response.
@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
2 Nov 06
sometimes no especialy when i react to anger
• Malaysia
2 Nov 06
Its more important to consider or think first before reacting then. I often sleep anger off rather then reacting so I do not regret or hurt anyone. Thank you for your response.