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Identifying and Recovering from Bad Decisions

Click on the video below (courtesy of Dr. Marvin L. Byrd) to learn what he has to say about turning things around after making a bad decision.  After you have watched the full video, please scroll down to Step 2 of 2 and review the rest of the lesson text. When you have completed your review, scroll down to click the CONTINUE or NEXT LESSON button at the bottom of the page to proceed to the next lesson.

Step 1 of 2: Watch the Video

Step 2 of 2: Read the Text

Identifying Bad Decisions

Identify Poor Decisions: Identifying bad decisions and focusing on not recreating those decisions is a key element to changing behaviors. Support Group: It is important to have a peer group that can help you to identify poor decisions and offer feedback on how to act differently in the future. Remember the Positives: Often times we can beat ourselves up over the failures and negatives in our lives. Remembering times when good decisions led to positive consequences can be helpful in modifying future behavior.

Understanding Consequences

Immediate Consequences: You may experience consequences at the time a decision is made. This can even include anticipatory emotions such as fear or anxiety. Anticipated Consequences: When making a decision, it is important to use the information at hand to make predictions about future consequences that may result from current actions.
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