Stop Jumping The Gun

January 13, 2012 by  
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Do you let your blood boil?  Do you respond to a provocation without thinking?  Do you sometimes answer before truly thinking about the question?  Do you jump to conclusions? Do you act on things only to regret a moment later?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then you suffer from “jumpenites of the gun.”

But don’t feel bad.  You are not alone.  I ought to know being a Sagittarian (fire sign) and Latin (fire birth right).

But here is the good news.  There is now a remedy for jumping the gun.  It is called: Taking time.

Now don’t confuse being spontaneous with jumping the gun.

Being spontaneous means you have a strong feeling inside.  An example is when one is overcome with a sense of love and follows through by telling a person how much they love them or give them a hug or a kiss. That’s usually a good thing unless the recipient doesn’t know the giver or the spontaneity is out of place.

Jumping the gun, is when we are reacting to something rather than initiating.  In these situations stopping to take time will either allow us to see the light or allow for a greater sense of certainty.

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