3. Emotions make you do things today that you’ll regret tomorrow.
When emotions drive decisions, you almost never make great decisions.
For sure, great decision making is a combination of the head and the heart.
But think about all the terrible decisions you’ve made when you were emotional:
You said terrible things.
You fired someone you wish you hadn’t.
You hired someone you wish you hadn’t.
You lost your temper in a meeting.
You broke up.
You ate too much.
You drove so fast you got a killer ticket.
You almost quit.
You did quit.
Years ago—largely because I learned not to trust my emotions—I made a decision: Don’t base tomorrow’s decision on today’s emotions.
Now when I’m having a bad day (or one that’s unrealistically good), I just don’t make decisions. I wait until I’m feeling more healthy. And, I’ve learned to always draw in other voices and decision makers into important decisions (here’s how to do that).
That’s what I remind myself when I’m having a not-so-good day, or whenever my emotions aren’t firing properly.
I’ve also realized that if that seasons continues for more than a few days, it’s probably a sign God has further work to do on my heart or even to go back to a counsellor. I outlined other steps you can take to get off the emotional roller coaster of ministry in this post.
What helps you get through a season when your emotions aren’t reliable?
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