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Science tells us that as we scratch, we release serotonin into our brains making us feel better.

It feels good in the short term but won’t solve the problem and may even do harm to the area that’s creating the itch in the long term, but we do it anyway.

Making decisions is pretty similar.

We all have certain pain points in our lives. Rather than treating the itch we seek to scratch it by making decisions that are usually viewed through the lens of seeking a short term resolution.

Reacting angrily to a customer or colleague, restructuring your organisation or even making the decision to seek employment elsewhere are usually influenced by the rumbling in your head.

When you get an itch, think about the long term consequences before you act.

This post is part of my 60 day blog challenge.