A few weeks ago my lovely husband invited me for a beautiful breakfast to one of our favorite places. We enjoyed especially the
wonderful nature God created. We were just about to leave, when we saw this gorgeous creature – sitting there….. waiting. It looked
almost like it was smiling =) can you see it?
I am definitely not the most patient person in the world. And sometimes if a situation appears, I want to take a decision right away.
But then I realize: Oops, maybe I should have waited a few days and then take the decision. Of course it depends on
the situation and the consequences this decision might have.
I learned, that in important decisions it is better to wait, before I move forward and the next day the situation might look already a
When I read this quote a few days ago, I thought: This explains it really well, what I experienced.
“Sometimes situations can feel so uncomfortable and rife with anxiety that we jump to action just to get the turmoil to go away.
Instead, giving yourself that extra day, week, or month to digest the situation before moving forward is all you need to stay in control.
So sleep on it. Sometimes, while you’re waiting, things may surface that make your decision that much easier.”
( Book: Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Strategy # 20)
??? What do you think of this quote? Have you experienced the same? How do you take decisions? Do you jump right into action? And why???
2 Replies to “Wait – before you take a decision”
Well spoken! Wisdom it seems to me requires a great deal of patience and humility and is not concerned with fulfilling ones ego. We can all learn from this. I strongly believe the best decisions are those which take time to work out and often involve the most difficult path.
Thanks for your comment! Yes, I learned to wait a bit more than I used to before taking decisions!