We all have to make decisions in our lives and in our careers. Whether we’re making personal decisions on where to take our career or whether we’re making important decisions for our company it’s important to understand the difference between quick decisions and future decisions. I was reminded of this when I saw this quote on Twitter about the importance of the decisions we make and their long-term impact:
— Marji J. Sherman (@MarjiJSherman) June 21, 2017
Quick decisions can often be easy in the short term, but have long term negative consequences. In this instant gratification world we live in, it’s often easy to think that the short term happiness of a quick decision is the right way to go. However, that almost always catches up to you.
Don’t be tempted to sell your long term potential for a short term win. Apply that to the next decisions you have to make in your career and in your job. You and your company will both benefit.