Logic Vs Emotion

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”

-Albert Einstein

It is an old debate, head vs heart. What you think versus what you feel.

These two forces are often portrayed as clashing and causing mayhem with our everyday decision-making.

In the world of Recruitment, they come into play more than ever.

Emotion is essentially the fight of flight, it either sees you moving towards or moving away from something.

It’s the bang, the spark, the impulse…

A bad day in the office? … Not got that promotion? … Feeling undervalued or underpaid are all valid reasons to reach out to a Recruiter and see what is out there in the market.

Logic works differently.

It is the analyst, working away in the background … It’s the one that asks the questions and provides balance.

How does the new position compare? / Does it match your career goals? / Is there more to be gained by staying in the current position for longer?

It’s essentially a mental pro’s and con’s list that backs up your decision making.

But how do you know if what you feel is the logical solution? … Are they separate and does that even matter?

Without emotion we can’t quickly and easily make decisions. Logic is all well-and-good, but it is the final piece of the puzzle, and it gets there with a lot of supporting work through emotional experiences we have gained over the years.

A great example of this, is knowing you are working in a role that you are not going to be doing for the rest of your life, and yet, you have not made the decision to take that next step. … It needs emotion to begin the process.

So, when you are faced with a bad day in the office, a new opportunity, a job offer or even a counter-offer from your current company, how do you manage to make the right decision?

The answer is surprisingly simple… Time.

As logic is the later process, the key is to give yourself enough time to allow it to play its part. When you wait for the influence of emotion to subside, the rational mind can kick in and will strengthen the quality of your decision-making every time.

Or give us a call … For a Recruitment Company you will find us surprisingly balanced.