Thoughts about Impulsive
Impulsive as defined: Doing things or tending to do things suddenly and without careful thought.
Ever since I remember I am very impulsive. If I feel like doing something I just do it. At this stage in my life I am realizing what a fool I am, but it’s never too late to make amends to that kind of behavior.
Paraphrasing what I read:
“You have probably done it before, fired off an offensive response to an email, said something you later regretted, or did something to you wish you wouldn’t have. Yes, you, like many others have probably fallen victim to impulsivity. There may have been times your impulsive actions paid off. Yet, there are those times where your impulsive behavior may have left you asking “What was I thinking?” There is no doubt about it, the complexity of impulsiveness can be a blessing on one hand and a curse on the other.”
Let me conclude with these thoughts…
Let your impulses inform you, maybe even inspire you. But don’t let them control you.
Impulses are honest, transparent, authentic. They show you what you desire, care about, fear, and it’s valuable to know those things.
Yet impulses have their pitfalls too, often serious ones. They have little consideration for anything outside the current moment, and that can certainly be a problem.
Appreciate your impulses for what they are, for what they can show you about yourself and your possibilities. But always remember, you don’t have to automatically do whatever those impulses urge.
When you feel an impulse, give yourself a moment to get beyond the initial heat of desire. Consider the future consequences of acting on your impulse and ask yourself, is it really what you want?
Every now and then an impulse can radically change life for the better, but many are best left unheeded. Use your power to choose which impulses you act upon, and which ones to leave behind.