“When people are afraid, they make emotional decisions”.—John Mellencamp
Even though , we learn structured methodologies, tools and techniques for arriving logical decision, still decision making is being one of the difficult aspects of life management. There are two situations when we face a decision making dilemma. One is during crisis (urgent) moment and another one for making (important ) personal life decisions like a child's education, switching the profession, changing the job, relocation or even the investment decisions.
Generally, our minds go as per the emotional urge during the moment of decision-making point. Even though emotions drive our behavior, most of the time, any decisions taken only based on emotional reason may not be the right solution. It is preferable to answer for both emotional and rational needs before taking an important life decision.
For example, if you desire to change your profession, look into the emotional need such as passion, pride, ego fulfilling, happiness, etc. as well as rationally evaluate your Knowledge, Skill set, gap needs to be filled and alternative plans, etc. This balanced evaluation of both emotional and rational need may give you the right mindset to take a decision which makes you peace and happiness.
Be aware of your decision making pattern of all important life decisions, balance with emotional and rational approach and you attract good things in life!