Hasty decision-making has been the cause of most of my mistakes. This is especially true when it comes to negotiations. If the party you are negotiating with wants you to make a quick decision — for whatever reason — let that serve as a warning.
Making good decisions takes time. There will always be seemingly "good" reasons for urgency. I don't buy it. Good decision-making requires perspective, and perspective comes with time. Most decisions can wait.
- Stephen Key