Also known as being impulsive vs think first.
We are taught to use the logical part of our brain to make decisions. Take the emotion out of it, write a for and against list and make the right choice according to the numbers.
This is especially true in the business world. Emotion and the work place definitely do not mix, especially when it involves an emotive email that you send in the heat of the moment without thinking and regret later.
Being impulsive at work often means poor planning and bad preparation which may ultimately lead to a lackluster delivery. Thinking first with a creative approach will almost always lead to better results and then you can just leave the being impulsive decisions for the last minute hiccups- this is called thinking on your feet.
But does this theory work in the real world and in your personal life?
Whenever I try to write a for and against list for a personal problem, I always figure out that I have already made the decision in my heart anyway. And what’s so wrong with that?
I find that trusting your inner intuition is always a good idea, especially when it involves whether to walk down that dark alley or not. And wouldn’t our personal life be boring if we made all our decisions logically?
We’d never date that bad boy, go to that rave party or jump out of that plane.
I think adrenaline junkies must always make impulsive emotional decisions and never think first! (Unless it’s about safety first perhaps).
Thinking first means coming up with all those reasons that you can’t try something new or step out of your comfort zone.
Being impulsive in life often leads to much fun that you may have not had otherwise or travel to a place that you may not have been planning to go to.
And I for one am always up for that (as long as finances and responsibilities are in order of course).