# Judgement is a competency
Judgement, or a decision making is a competency. When an activity is defined as a competency, it implies that it can be improved by practice and experience.
The Self-Driven Child (p. 61).
Telling our children how to make good decisions (or telling h them how to do things for themselves) isn’t enough. It’s not enough to show them, either. They need to actually do it. They need practice. They need to experience the natural consequences of their choices, ranging from being uncomfortably cold when they decided not to wear a coat, to getting a bad grade on a test because they decided not to study.
In an age of nearly infinite leverage, judgment is the most important skill […] Nivi: We spoke about specific knowledge, we talked about accountability, we talked about leverage. The last skill that Naval talks about in his tweetstorm is judgment, where he says, that “Leverage is a force multiplier for your judgment.” […] Judgment is very hard to build up. This is where both intellect and experience come in play.