There is a time to make a decision and there is a time not to. Knowing the difference between the two can save us from making decisions that we will regret.
We often allow our emotions to make our decisions for us. The thing about emotions however, is that most of the time they are temporary. Over time and with the help of effective communication, our anger and hurt often subsides.
It is then and only then, that we can see clearly. Emotions cloud our judgment. They cause us to see the here and now, but prevent us from seeing tomorrow. Many of the mistakes in our life are because of the rash decisions we make.
Instead of considering the future impact or consequences of a decision, we take the easy way out or do what feels good at the moment. The problem is, is that the easy way out may not be the right way. What feels good at the moment will likely not feel so good tomorrow.
As a result, our rash decision becomes a mistake and oftentimes is a choice that we later regret. When situations occur and we don’t know what to do, that is when we should do nothing. It is during those times that we should wait.
Most importantly, we should be open to communication. Effective communication is key when it comes to decision making. Without it a good decision can rarely be made, but with it we can be satisfied knowing that we are making the most appropriate decision for the issue at hand.
Some decisions are minor, but others follow us for the rest of our lives. Therefore, none of the decisions we make should be made hastily. When we don’t know all the answers or we find ourselves confused trying to make sense of things, then that is not the time to make a decision.
When we don’t know what to do, we should do nothing. Waiting usually won’t hurt, whereas making a rash decision may impact our life and the lives of those around us for years, if not for the rest of our life.