Detachment from emotions is the master key to success. Emotions cloud our judgement, make us reactionary, and lead to panic, stress, fear and anxiety. One of the major take-aways from Jocko Willink’s book "Extreme Ownership" and "Discipline equals Freedom".
When in doubt, step back and make a list. By doing so you carefully lay out pros and cons and are able to evaluate your problem more rationally. This includes physically stepping back as much as emotionally, so your passions involved in a decision don’t control you as much.
»There are no solutions, only tradeoffs«
Thomas Sowell – US economist