Don’t make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion.Anonymous
There are times in our life where in the spur of a moment we make regrettable and unnecessary decision that cannot be change. If given a chance to turn back the clock to make things right, we would do it. However, the cruel thing is we can’t change anything of our decision and because of the decision, we are facing the consequences.
For instances, when you get angry over a computer game, you break the controller. And because of that temporary anger, we now have a broken controller. What if each time we lost a business deal, a contract not being sign or even a failure in relationship, in the spur of the moment, we can choose to give up and end it all, we decided hang in the towel on our goals too early. And because of the decision, we may face regret near future, we may ask ourselves, ‘why did I give up too early?’. ‘I should have been stronger!’.
Here is the lesson, do not let your current emotion in that time determine the decision you are going to make. Because each time when we are high on emotion, we may not be thinking straight. We may make rash decision that we may regret later. In this case, we should learn how to control our emotion and think steadily on what are the possibilities and outcome if we choose to make this decision.
When I was younger, I was a very emotional kid, I let my emotion control whatever decision I made. Once, I was on a laptop, and during that time, the laptop was giving me trouble, it fails to load things, it hangs badly and very unresponsive, I was so angry till I bang the laptop with my fist. Suddenly, the laptop shut down and never to be on again. Because of this action, I need to pay a sum of money to get my laptop fixed. When I think back, I ask myself, ‘what was I thinking?’, ‘Why can’t I control myself?’. I learn something that day, that temporary emotion sometime can lead us to a permanent decision.