We all make mistakes. As human beings, we lack the ability to be flawless. Our human nature is wired to fail and fall short of perfection (no matter what we may believe or read on a motivational poster). However, we have control over the frequency of our mistakes by following a couple simple rules. Rule #1: "Never make an important decision when you are sick or tired." We often are lead by emotions and even more so when we are sick or tired. We tend to choose the "easy answer" as compared to the correct answer. Rule #2: We rarely make good decisions between 10pm and 2am, especially when the lights are out. The reality is that the hours of 10-2 in the middle of the night are not the hours that the most pure activities take place, nor are we usually in our proper mindset due to fatigue or other environmental factors. When we make decisions in the middle of the night or when we are sick and/or tired, we typically increase the probability of mistakes.