Over the course of the years, I’ve seen so many gifted individuals lose the success they deserved because of their emotions.
One of the easiest mistakes to make is arriving at a business decision based primarily on emotion. In the heat of experiencing the feeling, we invariably make the wrong decision. It’s important to note here that I am not referring to the “feeling” or intuition that we may get about a business deal or condition. I’m talking about making a decision while feeling angry, unappreciated, betrayed, scared, or even happy, confident, or fortunate.
I realize that feeling these emotions may be commonplace at any given point in a day, but it’s the intensity of the emotions that govern the feasibility of making important decisions. If your emotions are “in play,” if you’re experiencing any emotion to a heightened degree, positive or negative, hold off any important decisions, business or otherwise, until your emotions are no longer “in play.”