There’s more to decision making than meets the eye. Many people focus on the logical side but in order to find a deeper fulfillment you need to consider the emotional aspects of the decision as well. How will it make you feel and why?

For example, consider a new car purchase. The logical reasons behind wanting a new car may include that your current car needs constant repairs or that you want a more reliable car for road trips. The emotional reasons, which are the ones that will give you a greater sense of fulfillment, could be that a new car is fun is to drive.

To get to the bottom of this, ask yourself, “But what for?” Why do you want a new car? Will it actually make you happier in life? Why will it make you happy? If you find that it’s something that will legitimately add enjoyment to your life and that you have the financial savings to pay for it, then go ahead and make the purchase. However, if you discover that the purchase is simply a cover up to a much larger issue, such as being unhappy in another area of your life, or find that it will leave you in debt, then skip it. It’s just a temporary fix and will ultimately leave you in a bigger mess than when you started. Avoid making rash decisions and don’t forget to the consider the long term effects versus the short term instant gratification.

Remember, when it comes to making a major decision, such as buying a house or a new car, you need to consider both the logical and emotional sides. After all, logic makes people think but emotion makes people act. Every decision is based on emotion but it’s up to you to decide whether it’s a positive or negative solution.

Robert’s Recommended Reading

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins

 

Explore the emotional component of making decisions and learn to let go of the negativity.

 

To hear Robert talk more in depth about this subject, listen to his podcast, “The Robert & Mike Show,” with his co-host Mike Paganelli. You can find the podcast in the iTunes Store for Apple users or Podcast Addict & Sound Cloud for Droid users or visit their website.

Robert also has a call in radio show. He is featured weekly on The Journey Into The Light Radio Network with his show, “The Soul Tune Up Hour,” with his psychic friend Merry Street. Robert & Merry take questions from callers about career, love, health and much much more. You can listen to Robert and Merry every Tuesday 8pm EST/5pm Pacific. CLICK HERE to tune in live each week. CLICK HERE to listen to archived shows on their website.