There’s Still Time

I write often about decision-making in my blogs and articles; how it’s wise, I believe, not to dawdle when making them because rarely is a decision   something from which we can’t someway recover. But might there be exceptions?

I got to thinking about bad decisions and what influences our doing so.

Two reasons:

  1. We’re in a big hurry and don’t take an adequate amount of time to process all the nuts and bolts of the incoming information.
  2. More often the case…the fallout from the decision won’t happen for months, years or even decades.

This is why some of us don’t save sufficiently for retirement or give short shrift to our health, eating and exercise habits, for example. “I’ll get around to these things, but for now,” (fill in the rest).

It’s quite palliative to choose short-term comfort and ignore long-term implications. After all, we meant well when we made the decision in the first place, right?

The thing is, the truth of time changes perspective, so when it comes to decisions that will affect us and those we care about somewhere down the road, elevating the long run is much wiser and thoughtful that falling prey to short-term comfort or bliss.

Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a clinical social worker with more than thirty years of experience in the field of psychopharmacology. His diverse professional background in psychopharmacology and counseling affords him a unique perspective on medication management issues. In addition to consulting with numerous psychiatric facilities, he has presented psychopharmacology seminars to thousands of clinicians in 46 states.

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