I have made many impulsive decisions in my life. I have also made a few well thought-out decisions. Some of my decisions have been based on passion, some in fear, some on intuition, and some on research. Some decisions have been unconscious and some conscious.
Based on my experience, I have learned this much:
A decision based both in research and intuition yields the decision that I am least likely to regret.
By nature, I am impulsive and passionate. I am also intuitive and emotional. My natural weakness is being logical.
As I’ve matured, I’ve learned to tone down my natural tendencies and work on my weaknesses. I’ve learned to delay gratification, prioritize needs over wants, and to detach emotions from decisions as much as possible. I’ve learned how to research properly and which sources are legitimate and which are not.
I am learning how to not judge others for the decisions they make, even if they don’t make sense to me. Watching someone I love make poor decisions is difficult; I have to remind myself to keep my nose in my own business and let them be.
Each of us is on a unique journey and in the perfect place at the perfect time.