Saturday, June 28, 2008

The 15 SECONDS Rule

When we face very important decisions in life, all of us have a tough time making the decisions. Sometimes we ponder for months on end (and occasionally even years!) before we can eventually decide what it is that we should choose.
Yet, I have a theory. No matter how much we deliberate, no matter how long it is that we deliberate, the eventual choice is the one that we have made in our minds in the first 15 seconds. No matter how much you think about it later, rarely if ever, will the decision be other than the one that you had made in the first 15 seconds…that is all the time that our mind needs to make the decision. All the deliberation, all the quarrels with our conscience and all the other ‘sound advice’ would rarely if ever do anything to help the decision making process. Beyond the time frame, it is just our mind playing with the possibilities because we have nothing else going on in our measly lives.
So take my advice and spare yourself the trouble in the future. Don’t contemplate or deliberate too much. Do what you have thought of in the 15 second time frame… that’s all the time your mind needs…

6 comments:

bluebutterfly said...
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bluebutterfly said...

being as confused as i am right now... this rule seems awesome !
i have been mulling over the same damn thing for over a week ... ah ... me and my indecisiveness !!!!

bluebutterfly said...
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Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

hehehe...confusion and indecisiveness personified i see!!!

Anirudh Tiwari said...

very true!!

you just wont know said...

hii...i think when i think for the first 15 secs i agree with ur 15 sec rule...