Cautiousness In School

vs. rashness

Taking time to ensure the right decision is made or action is taken

To practice Cautiousness, I will: 

  • think before I speak
  • follow safety guidelines
  • include others in decision making
  • think through possible outcomes
  • avoid unnecessary risk

    “Yellow Light”

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have a traffic light for our lives that could blink yellow to warn us to slow down and think about how our words and actions may be received or what consequences they could generate? So often, we know exactly how we caused an undesirable response. We find ourselves saying if only I wouldn’t have…

    Being present in the here and now so we can give our attention fully to this moment is what being careful is all about. Our schedules are so busy that we are often more mindful of what is next on the daily agenda rather than what we are engaged in right now.

    Perhaps being cautious begins before the actual moment occurs when a decision is required. Maybe it begins with taking some time to look at what we value in life and determining if our overall behavior is supporting those values. This requires time to identify our goals and values and then making plans and decisions ahead of time to assure ourselves we are on the right track. It might require that we eliminate those activities that aren’t aligned with our plans giving us more time to focus, be engaged and careful of what we are doing.

    This month, slow down and practice cautiousness with your decisions today and enjoy a better tomorrow.


    The Links below will take you to Resources you can use in the classroom or in homeschool
    to teach the Character Quality of Cautiousness.
    Our other Pillars have resources that can be used in an educational setting or for education professionals.

    Visit Cautiousness in Business>>

    Power Up with Character
    Interview Questions
    Adult Business Books

    Visit Cautiousness in the Community>>

    Character All Month Calendar
    Related Qualities
    Character Holiday Activities
    Family Activity (with a printable for sending home to parents)

    Visit Cautiousness in Faith>>

    Christian Family Activity
    Bible Verses
    Christian Poster
    Prayer and Reflections
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