Do you wonder why you make bad decisions? This is the answer.
Have you ever made a bad decision?
That’s ok, everyone has.
But do you know why you made a bad decision?
That’s a really interesting question.
A lot of people look back at the really bad calls they made in life and they’re like, “Wow. What was I thinking? I don’t even know why I did that.”
I reckon the answer often comes down to stress.
Stress is an epidemic. Most of us are stressed out of our eyeballs and we don’t even realise it.
But you can’t make good decisions when you’re stressed.
Because when you’re stressed, your fight or flight modes are activated. You’re on edge, in a situation you want to get out of, either by punching your way through or turning on your heels and running for it.
And that means you are looking for an immediate solution.
But what if the problem doesn’t require an immediate solution? What if the problem requires a considered response and a carefully chosen strategy, diligently executed?
No! No time for that. I’m stressed. Just get me out of here.
And so we’ll back long-shots and crazy plans. Or we’ll burn bridges with people that shouldn’t be burned. We rush it just because we want to get away from the discomfort of our current reality.
Psychologists call it ‘The Hail-Mary bias’.
And it affects all us… when we’re stressed.
And we’re all stressed.
So if you want to set yourself apart from the pack, give yourself an edge, learn how to de-stress yourself before you make decisions… or before you do anything really.
I don’t care how you do it. Meditation, running, snorting incense… whatever works for you.
But if you can make decisions from a clear and calm centre, you will totally change the trajectory of your life.
And you will live a life that most others could only dream of.