How To. . .
Make Good Decisions
1. Understand how decisions affect you later in your lifetime.
It’s kind of like a board game. If you pick the card that says “go to blue space,” it might seem cool to get the “blue space” but in the future, that blue space might be bad. Making bad decisions like doing drugs, and/or alcoholism, might be “fun” at the time, but will affect your future drastically. College might not except you, addictions will form, and it might even affect relationships that could’ve grown.
2. Know what is happening with relationships when making a decision.
Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend, mom/dad, grandma/grandpa? Are these people important to you? If they are, you might want to be careful with your actions. Making bad decisions might affect your relationships with these people. These people would be very disappointed in you for the bad decisions you make, and could possibly not want to see you for a while! That would be awful. Relationships are important. Hold onto them.
3. Know how it affects others.
If you decide on a good decision, something as little as walking to the library with a friend after school, this will affect a ton of people. Your mom might have to change plans to come pick you up after you get what you need at the library. Your friend might have to get a ride home. Some guy in a car might have to stop the car because you’re walking in front of him. What you do each day affects other people. If you make a bad decision, think of the consequences for others.
4. Make sure you want to make your decision.
If your friends are telling you you have to make this decision….first of all get new friends. But when you make a decision, really look into it and see if this is what you want for yourself. Not what others want. If your family makes bad decisions, don’t automatically think it’s right. Family is extremely important, but if they try to convince you or push you into making a bad decision, push them back. You make decisions for yourself. Don’t let others convince you that it’s right, when it’s not.