Decisions and Emotions


Bradberry (2015) explains: “There’s an old saying: “Don’t make permanent decisions based on temporary emotions,” and it definitely rings true. Successful people recognize and understand their emotions (including their intensity and impact on behavior) so that they are able to look at decisions as objectively and rationally as possible.” [Read more on].

Morin (2016) in Psychology Today writes: “Ever look back at a terrible decision you’ve made and wonder, “What was I thinking?” Well, there’s actually a chance you weren’t thinking. Instead, you may have acting on emotion, not logic.” [ Read more on].

Frick (2018) noted that “To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is.” [Read more on].

At Milites Dei Academy (MDA) the virtues of honour, precision and toughness helps students to stay in control of emotions so that bad decisions do not result in something terrible. The academy’s Code of Conduct also guides the student to follow structure and discipline. A bad decision is normally made in a mille-second and could result in an injury or worse. At MDA which is first and foremost an academy for teaching and learning, this skill is practiced daily.

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Decision Making and Success

Decision Making and Success