Decisions, Decisions (D-7)

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A thought for today in seven words:

Wait three days before making important decisions!

I am also participating in
Brenda's 28 Day Challenge at BYG Adventures
using the following format for my posts:
 7 words in 7 days ... April 1-8
  6 words in 6 days ... April 9-15
    5 words in 5 days ... April 16-21
    4 words in 4 days ... April 22-26
    3 words in 3 days ... April 27-29
          2 words in 2 days ... April 30-May 2
                                                         1 word on the final day ... May 3
(Sundays excluded)
This format is easy and fun, you are welcome
to join us in the 28-day Challenge this month!


  1. I've never said wait 3 days but I've always subscribed to walk away and come back before making a decision. Our choices truly do make us who we are

  2. not sure that I could do that.... Sometimes the decisions from the gut are the right way to go!

  3. That's a wonderful thought. Hasty decisions have terrible consequences.

  4. This is especially true if the decision costs more than a certain amount of money (an amount you set based on your budget).

  5. You know how I feel about this, though I have no set time frame. Though I usually have a gut feeling, I believe in stepping back and giving things serious thought. If I still feel the same after "sleeping on it", then I go with it.
    That being said, I do believe that it is both circumstance and our decisions that contribute to who we are. We learn from things beyond our control, as well as those within it.
    Your month of thoughts is coming along quite nicely!

  6. Oh, that's so true - never thought that before, but when it's put like that, you see the obvious truth. Circumstances can be uncontrollable often, but we always can have control over our reactions to them.

  7. Had I followed that advice I would not be stuck in a house I hate for the next 5 years.

  8. That's good advice, a good rule to follow. Too many times we shoot from the hip and are annoyed with our outcomes. I remember my husband and I listened to a time-share presentation and he was very interested. I wanted to wait. The sales people put lots of pressure on - the deal expires when we walk out the door. Thankfully we did walk out and as we took time to discuss it we realized it wasn't for us. You are a wise woman, my friend. Val from My Virtual Vineyard

  9. I give important decisions some time to percolate before I act. I am uncomfortable when pressed to make a decision quickly. Something I learned from experience of less than good decisions.

  10. Because with many decisions, there are no backsies!

  11. I wait a day. I sleep on it. Largely to get over any emotional investment in the decision. For the most part, my original thinking sticks with me. I'm a pretty good judge of what I should or shouldn't do but waiting a day gives my logical brain a chance to catch up so that I can proceed with a clear head.


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