Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Avoid Making Big Decisions at the High of a High or the Low of a Low


I have a few big decisions to make but today isn't the right day to make them.  My Monday was an outstanding day. 
Today however, I woke up feeling like a Mack truck ran over me.  My head hurts and my vocal chords are a mess from significant coughing.  Likely a result of having 8 and 11 year old kids who bring creepy stuff home from the elementary school. 
While I'm normally very decisive, I’m avoiding significant decision making today. 

An older man whom I knew only for a short time once told me to never make big decisions when I was at the high of a high or the low of a low. 
This gray haired senior executive passed through my life 25 years ago and somehow I’ve been able to remember his words of wisdom and have taken action on his words of wisdom many times over. 

I know that sometimes decisions have to be made whether we want to make them or not and whether it is or isn’t convenient at the time. 
I once had to make a decision about whether or not to give my father a feeding tube after he suffered a massive bi-lateral stroke 1000 miles away.  This information was being communicated to me over the telephone.  It was neither desirable nor convenient to make this decision while talking to an emergency room doctor while I sat in my car in a hotel parking lot but a decision had to be made.

I’m well aware that we can’t always make decisions when it is convenient but there are times when we can.
We can’t always arrange our circumstances to resemble level ground when making significant decisions.  When we’re lucky enough for things around us to be neutral, this is a good time to make significant decisions.

When you have the luxury of making decisions when everything around you is somewhat neutral, give this advice that was given to me a try and let me know how it worked.
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