COMMON SENSE


“It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow.  Wait for the common sense of the morning” (H. G. Wells).  It is always a good idea to wait 24 hours before acting on a decision.  Even when we seem so sure of the right thing to do, waiting is only going to strengthen the right decision.  In the heat of the moment or in the middle of strong emotions, we often are embolden with courage.  In anger, especially, we are often too quick to act and then regret what we’ve said or done.  Any right choice will only be stronger in delay.  When something (or someone) demands immediate answers, instant responses, or fast decisions, the outcome is not going to be as good as it would have been if we had waited.  Strategies of salesmen (and women), predators, scammers, or anyone up to no good most often involve haste.  We are taken off guard, bombarded with words, triggered with emotion, or threatened with consequences if we don’t act quickly.  Avoid anything or anyone that pushes for action or decisions before you’ve had time to think it through carefully.  Even when you feel certain of a decision, let it sit for another 24 hours to make sure.  Sleeping on a decision often reveals the flaws or offers a better solution.  Missed opportunities will come again if they are truly right for you.  If you have examples please share them in the comments.

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