“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” – General George S. Patton
Too many people don’t realize the degree in which their physical and mental state affects their decision-making ability.
When you show up without attending to your physical and mental state you will fall into the trap of making choices that are not in your best interest. They become emotional based rather than thought based.
When your mental and emotional state is drained you might find yourself being dragged into trivial issues that normally would not influence you so much. You become over analytical and react to quickly to situations in order to get that situation out of the way.
Develop and condition your mind for decisiveness by becoming aware of when you’re making an emotional decision, take a step back, take a deep breath and try to keep an emotional distance. In doing so you will make a better leadership decision and have the ability to learn from that situation.