Be impulsive; Only at the right time

Being impulsive has always been second nature to me, but I have made a few bad decisions along the way.

Impulsiveness and life

During the past December I was alone at home for a week or so. My parents and siblings were barely gone for 3 hours and I had the urge to buy an Xbox 360. I quickly checked for prices and was lucky enough to find a great deal. My impulsiveness kicked in and I bought it, using my credit card, thinking I could quickly pay it back.

It’s now the start of the year and I can feel the pressure from this impulsive purchase. I have things to pay but I need to think of my credit card debt. The Xbox was not a smart purchase at all! My little brother is using it more than I do, so there is a slight benefit.

When to be impulsive?

I quickly realized that I need to know when to be impulsive! The idea came to me about when to be impulsive. I know it may feel like you have to plan it but it doesn’t have to be. From now on when I feel like being impulsive I think to myself, ‘Will this benefit me 6 months, 1 year or even 5 years from now?’. If the answer is no then I consider it to be a bad choice, but if the answer is yes then I go right ahead.

There are certain decisions that are obviously bad decisions and should be avoided, but the good decisions should really be considered. I usually don’t plan too far ahead but I have an idea of where I want to be and what I want to accomplish.

So be careful about being impulsive but don’t overthink it; and please don’t stress about it!


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Dustin Meyer

Free thinking, somewhat radical, and very passionate. Take a trip through the mind of the creator and dreamer behind The Evolutionary Mind.

One Comment

  1. I’ve done this before, but luckily it was only a $10 t-shirt. I’m impulsive when the purchase is really cheap. But more expensive impulses I restrain from doing. And it’s usually an article of clothing I wear over and over again.

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