The 5 Whys
In the class, we were instructed to ask ourselves "Why?" 5 times before doing something, especially something not so smart.
This weekend I am going to drink a bottle of wine, call up an old boss of mine and tell her what I really thought of her.
Well, she was a total biatch!
She deserves it!
Maybe she will become a better boss because of it.
It will make me feel better!
Well, I'm all out of answers.
By the time you get to Why #5, you're usually out of good reasons to do or say what you were thinking of doing in the first place.
Other times the 5 Whys might come in handy: thinking of calling your ex, going out drinking when you haven't eaten dinner, telling your Mother in Law what you really think of her, wearing 5-inch stilletos to a baseball game - the list really goes on and on.
So next time, before doing something ridiculous, ask yourself the 5 Whys and you might just save yourself some embarassment!