Common Sense is a concept that has been up for debate for decades. Philosophers, Mathematicians, and Politicians all believe there may be room for it, in some form, in their industries, however it’s still debatable. Although I am a self proclaimed part-time philosopher, I am certainly not a mathematician or politician. In my industry (Personal development/growth), common sense is a necessity and there is no debating that.
Here is a working definition for Common Sense that I like to use:
Good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.
Most of the time, we get caught up in methods, formulas, and self-help books, blogs, and speeches; when all we really need to do is apply a little bit of common sense.
The next time you need to decide on a plan of action, the next time you need motivation to quit a bad habit, the next time you find it hard to get eliminate someone that is causing you pain, just ask yourself this question:
Does what I am doing, plan to do, or need to do make sense?