Why It’s Perfectly Okay To Be Impulsive
Originally published at lmt-lss.com on January 4, 2016.
You don’t always have to think things through. It’s okay to take the leap sometimes.
Are you the kind of person who doesn’t think twice before doing something?
You see something you want, and you get it right away. This is how you make almost every decision. You act based on your impulses. Unlike many others, you don’t plan and organize or think rationally before making a decision.
Most people might tell you that being impulsive can get you into a lot of trouble. They believe that since you aren’t thinking about your decision, you might end up doing things that you’ll regret eventually.
The truth is, being impulsive can be good. Here’s why.
1. You are always ready to take risks.
Taking risks opens you up to new opportunities. You might regret your decisions sometimes, but it’s worth the shot. You also enjoy the thrill of taking risks. Whatever the consequences may be, you try, and that’s what really matters.
2. You follow your heart.
You don’t allow anything to stop you from doing what you want. This is because you listen to your heart and not what everyone else thinks. Logic is not a surefire way to do the right things. There needs to be an emotional drive too.
3. You are spontaneous.
You don’t live by the rules. You are spontaneous and random. You love to experiment with things even when you’re not prepared. Your life is full of surprises. And that makes you very interesting.
4. You accept that you messed up.
When you are impulsive, you are often not prepared for the outcome. This means, you will fail and not get what you want. But, since you believe in trying, you accept your failures and mistakes. This makes you stronger and more confident.
5. You are happy, more often than not.
You are impulsive, which means you seek happiness and contentment every time. You’re always sensitive to your emotions and wants. Be it love or career, you make an effort to get what you want. This brings joy your life more often than not.
6. You live in the moment.
You are impulsive because you believe in being happy in the moment. You are not anxious about what the future holds for you. You make every decision based on your feelings at the present. This makes you live every moment to the fullest.