By Charla Misse
Next time you feel strongly to make a quick decision, take a minute to ask yourself why.
The fact that you feel strongly should actually give you pause. A strong feeling that leads to a quick decision may feel like the right choice, but think again.
Are you being driven by fear or courage? Knowledge or bias? Self-benefit or spiritual generosity? When you uncover the driving force behind your feelings – you may reconsider.
When faced with major life decisions, most people take time to think things through, even consulting others. While the little decisions along the way often seem relatively unimportant on the surface, they can have long-lasting and profound effects.
Think about something deceptively simple like picking teams in school. You want your team to win; you pick the best players. Doesn’t seem like a big deal on the surface – unless you’re the one who is repeatedly picked last.
Be vigilant. Evil can enter your life in often inconspicuous ways, slowly breaking down your barriers and diminishing your sensitivities.
Before you make a “quick” decision, get into the habit of taking a breath – and taking a minute – to double-check that your “quick” decision is a “good” decision.