How long does it take to catch up from all the dumb decisions we make? this photo makes no apparent sense, like many of the dumb choices we make in life How long does it take to catch up from all the dumb decisions we make? A decade of housecleaning at the least. Probably longer. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.