In The Emotional Moment

12 Jan 2017

How much emotion goes into making your daily decisions? Is there any drama?

Many of us have watched someone struggle to make seemingly simple decisions. I have talked about heading to lunch and running behind. As I am driving to the restaurant my mind thinks through the menu and what will be ordered.

I pull as close to the front door as possible, jump out of my car looking at my watch again. I quickly make my way inside and am happy to see there is only one couple in front of me to be served.

And then it happens, the conversation starts like this, “honey, what do you want”?

I think to my self it is a burger joint, burger, fries and what ever you drink, let’s go!

The conversation continues, “well, I think I want the cheeseburger, or maybe I can get that fish sandwich”.

Oh, how painful, I can feel the minutes ticking away.

I sometimes have work days much like this. I have a project that is planned out well in advance. What I have found it that if my project is planned well in advance there is very little emotion involved when it comes time to make a decision.

My challenge to you is to plan your days in advance. You can take some of the drama out of the day when you control the emotions. My goal for you is to move you forward.

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today.


Tim Marvel

Motivational speaker and author, Tim Marvel, CSP believes if life doesn’t stop teaching, he shouldn’t stop learning. From living on a submarine in the Navy to spending thirty years in sales, Tim sees life as an adventure. He’s participated in marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, and 100-mile bike rides. When he’s not traveling or encouraging others to be their personal best, you can find him hitting the gym, hanging out with his family, and playing with his dog, Jake. But what he looks forward to the most is his weekly date night with his wife, Rockie.

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