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Cool heads make good decisions

Making a decision in a bad headspace is a bad idea.

  • Frustrated
  • Anxious
  • Guilty
  • Sad
  • Angry
  • Frantic / Hurried
  • Fearful
  • Distracted
  • Passionate
  • Hungry
  • Ecstatic

These emotions make your brain run hot.  They take away valuable CPU power in decision-making.  You want to be calm and collected when you make decisions.

Cool heads make good decisions.

How often have you tried to solve a problem while feeling one of those emotions? Was it a good idea?  Usually not.  I am not advocating being like Mr. Spock, devoid of emotion.  Far from it, I feel these emotions all the time.  What I am suggesting is the avoidance of making a decisions while in that state.

A great example is an email written while you are angry.  Write it, write every word, but for God’s sake, never send it!  It’s a terrible idea to send that.  Wait until the next day and read it again.  You will see how unfortunate it would have been to send.

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