Quick Decisions vs Future Decisions

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:

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.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference, EXPO.health, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.