Reason must outweigh emotions

Saturday May 9 2020

 

By Ethan Musolini

Times change. People change. Emotions change. But does that mean you change your decisions? Sometimes we are presented with a yes and other times, with a no. In fact, usually it is a no, if you had deeper reflections before making a decision.
Therefore, when circumstances change, it doesn’t always mean that you change direction. Usually, that is the time to look back and ask yourself – why did I make that decision in the first place?

For example, you could hit bumps with your spouse. Before making any drastic decisions, ask yourself – why did we get married in the first place?

Your business is struggling. Before closing it, ask yourself why you started it in the first place.
School is getting tougher for you? Pause and ask yourself a tough question – why did you sign up for that course anyway?
Your current boss is mistreating you and quitting is on the cards? Before you send in your resignation letter, take a reflective walk and ask yourself why you chose to get the job in the first place.

You are working out and the muscles are aching like crazy. Before you consider quitting the workout routine altogether, pause and go deep within. Why are you exercising in the first place?

You are writing and it’s becoming tedious and you are considering throwing in a towel. Think again and ask yourself why you got into writing.

When the reasons why you are doing things are more powerful than the current challenge, then, it’s time to hang in there.
Of course there are moments where reasons don’t add up and you have to move on. But always reflect on why you made the move in the first place.

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Ethan Musolini is the CEO of Success Africa, motivational speaker, HR consultant and success coach. Ethan.musolini@gmail.com

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