There’s a popular phrase that reads: “Common sense is a lot like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it.” When to use common sense seems self-explanatory, but what are habits of people who always use this sense to navigate through life? Read on:
They accept failure: Knowing when you’re wrong and actually admitting it are important. Being stubborn won’t move you forward, but learning from your mistakes and picking the better option will.
They are loyal: Keeping promises is paramount. These people know how important it is to be able to rely on others.
They’re not afraid to say “no”: Setting boundaries is one way of maintaining a moral compass. They’re not over cautious, but they practice a keen sense of awareness to know when something is a bad idea and they aren’t afraid to voice their opinion.
They’ve got will power: They know that hard work pays off. Putting your nose to the grindstone now means you’ll reap greater rewards in the future.
They sense danger: It’s helpful to know when a person or situation poses a threat. They don’t make excuses for people who act out in harmful ways, instead, they foster relationships with wholesome people.
– Barbara Bent