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The importance of not being too excited when making decisions

“The quality of your life is built on the quality of your decisions.”– Wesam Fawzi


Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

How many of us had made decisions when we were too excited, and then, like a good slap on the back of the head, the reality got back on us the hard way?


Impulsive decisions or decisions made from our hearts are the worst ones.


Why is that so common? Are we not intelligent enough? More educated than ever before?


Let’s talk about impulsive decisions


As we live in a consumption world at a point that has never been seen before, the need for new things has become a routine for many of us.


We see something on television or at a friend’s house, which is enough to go and buy it.


Do we always need it? I doubt that, but it is what it is: compulsive buying becoming excitement.


The need to search and find something new gives us the dopamine rush we’ve been accustomed to — instant gratification!


No matter where ads come from, they are built to push us to buy more, like salt and sugar in our food.


Every year, food companies spend millions to find the right combinations of seasonings, which make us, as a consumer, buy more of their products based on flavours.


Salt and sugar act on our brains like the excitement of having the new iPhone, even if you do not need it!


As many of you know by now, I have a boat, and one of the first things other boaters told me was about the “craving a foot more.”


The saying is about the need for some boaters to increase the size of their vessels year after year. The same thing happened with houses and cars.


Always the reach for excitement in buying something bigger and new. Some people tend to get bored really fast!


Sadly, it might be genuinely damaging not only for our pockets but also for almost every aspect of our lives, and it doesn’t get us anywhere and does not help us become more successful in time.


The best way I found to avoid that problem is to ask myself, in every decision-making, Do I really need this?


Another good way to make a better decision is to postpone your decision to the next day.


Sleeping on it is one of the most excellent advice in all decision-making.


Heart decisions


The worst thing you can do is decide something to please someone else, mainly if you don’t feel it.


I soon learned that giving money to someone else to help them when you do not have much for yourself is a wrong decision.


Instead of having only one person in the sh*t, now you got two!


Rarely will the person asking for money help get out of his rat race.


Being human makes us weak when dealing with closed relationships. Siblings and friends can be hard on our hearts sometimes!


Being able to say “NO” early in life is a real blessing. It is not a typical quality for all of us.


That is the only way I know to avoid bad heart decisions. It will be heartbreaking for both parties, for sure. But, the better it is for you.


“Sometimes in life, you have to make a selfish decision and do what’s best for you.”– Saquon Barkley


Conclusion


So, ask yourself and be humble: Am I good at decision-making?


Do I always make decisions based on my proper needs and goals?


How much more time will I endure the suffering of feeling duped? By myself or others around me?


“Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right.”– Phil McGraw
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