On Common Sense~~~~~Susie Austin

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are first, hard work: second commitment or stick-to-itiveness and third, common sense. Thomas Edison


I think we all know the starting place here is to have a vision or a dream.

Once we have this in mind we can begin the task or hard work to making this vision a reality. The second is making the commitment to the vision. I find by using goal sheets, writing the vision down and telling someone else makes you accountable for it.

The third which is what I want to focus on today is common sense.

Merriam Webster says: sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.

What does that mean?

In asking my teenage children what they think common sense is, one says, it is just something you know, while the other says it is something you should already know how to do. My eight year old says I should look on dictionary.com.

That is a perfect example of common sense right?

We had a good laugh as the definition is a bit challenging in itself.

My theory is, if you have common sense you probably know what it is!

If you may be a bit unsure of what common sense is let me give you an easy example. There is a possibility of snow today; you would not wear shorts to the park would you? We can always use the government as a wonderful example of not using common sense. Remember sense of humor is necessary.

I personally think slowly over time we have been losing a bit of common sense in our everyday thinking. For today I would like you to find good examples of common sense in your life and define in your mind what you think common sense is.

The next step is how common sense, hard work and commitment have a role in your life. If it does not, decide what it is you would like to accomplish in the first place. Without a vision there is little chance of accomplishing your dreams and goals.

My suggestion for today, consider taking the common sense approach in this life lesson on common sense.

Susie Austin



~ by coachsusie on November 5, 2007.

2 Responses to “On Common Sense~~~~~Susie Austin”

  1. Please visit http://www.commonsense-mentalhealth.com for a simple, “common sense” explanation and how to develop and cultivate your common sense, CS Felix

  2. Common sense is what most beleive, tho not always the bottom line. It is how most people act in a social society. Common sense is what happens when “you think about it.” If you don’t use common sense, you have created a lot of hassel for your life.
    By the way, those without common sense, create chaos not only in their life, but, also in those around them. In keeping witht the theme of this blog, may I add a 4th thing neccessary in this life is a sense of humor. If you can’t laugh at some of the blunders you make, then you won’t recognize the blunder.

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