Summary of “The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions”

When people share the worst decisions they’ve made in life, they are often recalling choices made in the grip of visceral emotion: anger, lust, anxiety, greed.
How would you feel about that decision 10 minutes from now? “I think I’d be nervous but proud of myself for taking the risk and putting myself out there.”
How would you feel about it 10 months from now? “I don’t think I’ll regret this. I don’t. I mean, obviously, I really would like this to work. I think he’s great. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?”.
What we’re feeling now is intense and sharp, while the future feels fuzzier.
10/10/10 forces us to shift our spotlights, asking us to imagine a moment 10 months into the future with the same “Freshness” that we feel in the present.
Of course, we don’t check our emotions at the door of the office; the same emotion rebalancing is necessary at work.
If you’ve been avoiding a difficult conversation with a coworker, then you’re letting short-term emotion rule you.
If you’ve been chasing a hotshot job candidate, 10 minutes after you decide to extend an offer, you might feel nothing but excitement; 10 months from now will you regret the pay package you’re offering her if it makes other employees feel less appreciated? And 10 years from now, will today’s hotshot have been ?exible enough to change with your business?

The orginal article.