Posted by Tim Stobbs on May 11, 2011
As you might have guessed from the title of this post, I’m a little frustrated at the moment. I can’t go into all of the details at this time, but you know what the details don’t really matter. The point is I almost had something wrapped up and then it went back into limbo mode for a few more weeks through no fault of my own.
I hate limbo. I can handle my retirement savings plan taking years to execute, but with some things I still get impatient to have it over with. This is one of those things and frankly I have tried distracting myself and I have tried keeping busy, but I still end up thinking about the issue when I have any free time at all. Perhaps it is because I can’t do anything myself to move things forward (unlike my retirement plan which I do control a bit). I’m stuck waiting for other people.
In the end, I’m in the perfect state of being to be useless on a lot of different things because I’m emotional. Big decisions and investing should be avoided by me for the next week as I have previously learned from a course I took that when you get too emotional you literally get dumber. In a nut shell what happens is if your flight or fight relax kicks in your blood drains away from your brain towards your body as ready to move and while that happens your higher brain functions slow down. Thus when your emotional you do stupid things, because you are really dumber. I tend to keep that fact in mind when I’m working with others and cut them some slack when they get emotional.
How about you? What do you do when your stuck in limbo waiting for others to move something forward? Frankly I could use the help with some ideas.