Every Wednesday I will post a practical wisdom thought or suggestion on marriage, parenting, or life. When faced with making a decision, separate FACTS from feelings. “Feelings” decision-making is usually founded upon our assumptions or intuition. For example, when counseling premarital couples I tell them that, “Marriage is an intelligent (factual) decision, not an emotional one.” I always suggest the two of them objectively evaluate their future spouse’s virtues and flaws. The reason: Failed marriages are often the result of a “feeling” choice.
Definitely like you, I am human and do make mistakes. Unfortunately, when I made poor choices over the course of my life, the main reason 90% of the time was due to basing my decision on feelings rather than FACTS. In the future, we can change most of our poor choices by assessing decisions in a factual manner.
TODAY: Begin writing down the FACTS in a “Pros” and “Cons” manner with all major decisions. (January 11, 2017)
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