Prudence falls under the virtue category of Temperance. Temperance deals with strengths that protect us from excess. It is the practiced ability to monitor and manage one’s emotions, motivation and behavior in the absence of outside help.
Prudence involves far-sighted planning as well as short-term, goal-directed planning. It is often referred to as cautious wisdom, practical wisdom, and practical reason.
-Think twice before saying anything. Do this exercise at least ten times a week and note its effects.
-Remove all extraneous distractions before your make your next three important decisions.
-Visualize the consequences of your next decision in one, five, and ten years’ time.