Have you ever done something only to later realize that it can’t be undone? As minutes pass by, the satisfaction of doing what you thought was right, slowly turns into regret, fearing that you made the wrong choice. Now all that is before you is time. A suspenseful waiting period, which will prove whether or not the choice was right.
What can you do? Nothing. Just wait and see how it all plays out.
Oftentimes, what we think is wisdom and logic leading us, is in fact our emotions. Our emotions cause us to make rash decisions, ones that many times we end up regretting. Wisdom on the other hand causes us to stop, think and fully analyze the situation and what its potential consequences may be, now and in the future.
We should never make a decision based on emotion. One would think that over time we’d learn this, but many of us don’t. Instead of waiting on wisdom, we try to justify our emotion-led choices by throwing in some logic. Unfortunately, the outcome is usually the same; bad.
Instead of making a rash decision that you’ll likely regret, wait. Do nothing until you are able to think clearly. Then, think. Analyze the situation. Brainstorm the potential consequences and how it may effect all parties involved. Silence your emotions and let wisdom lead you to do what’s right.
What’s done in one minute can have life-long consequences.
Think before you do.