Decisions Made in Fear
Perhaps in pre-history, fear based decisions helped save our lives. Today, however, it is rare that a decision in fear ever works to our benefit.
Even in the most mundane fear based actions, we see failure. How often we hear, “SALE ENDS TODAY,” or “ONLY 3 LEFT, ORDER NOW!” This fear based marketing gets people motivated. “Oh no,” they think, “this is my only chance to get it!”
I’m just as much a sucker as the next guy. How many times I’ve dropped down some money to buy something at the “end of a sale,” only to regret the purchase soon after.
In Kabbalah (as taught at the Kabbalah Center), they teach people to never make a decision rashly (such as with fear or anger.) Strong emotional decisions are often our worst enemy.