The Right Time and Wrong Time To Make Big Decisions


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Long-term decisions are irrevocable decisions you make which impact your career, business, your life or your relationships.

Because long-term decisions have such a profound effect on your life, you must always take time in making those types of decisions and only make them when you are at your best.

When are you at your best?

When you are healthy, well-fed, rested and not under any stress.

When should you avoid making long-term decisions? When you are at your worst.

When are you at your worst?

When you are sick, hungry, tired, suffering from PMS, recovering from a bad injury or under stress.

When you are not at your best, for whatever reason, your glucose level drops significantly.

Glucose is the brain’s fuel source. When it’s low, your ability to make decisions is impaired.

The part of the brain that is responsible for decision-making, the prefrontal cortex, is weakened when you are not at your best, physically or mentally. Consequently, it is very likely this part of the brain will not be perfuming its decision-making function properly, resulting in poor decision-making.

If you have no choice but to make a major long-term decision, eat anything with sugar in it fifteen to thirty minutes prior to making that decision. Sugar causes a short-term boost in your glucose level and will temporarily restore your decision-making abilities.

But be careful with sugar. About thirty minutes after experiencing a spike in glucose, due to this sugar boost, you will experience a crash in glucose levels which will leave you feeling tired and lethargic.

Rest also restores glucose levels and this is precisely why the sage advice is to sleep on it (decisions). You make the best and right decisions immediately following a good night’s rest.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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