Have you heard that we have to make over 35,000 decisions a day? Some say this is why Steve Jobs wore the same outfit every day or why people just eat the same breakfast every day.
It allows one to lowers the decision making load.
I know when I hit my limit and my brain gets kinda foggy. I can’t write a blog like this or do any kind of client work once that happens.
We’re really good at small, zero-impact decisions – like, brushing your teeth. Or choices like, “do I take the freeway or the surface streets”. Or, how about that second coffee?
We tend to belabor the big, impactful decisions. (i.e. Leaving your job, moving to where your heart is lead, or letting that relationship go?
It’s easy to see some decisions are so automatic we don’t even realize we’re making them….and some can change our lives in unimaginable ways.
It’s the latter that we need to practice. It’s the big stuff that creates the change we desire.
How do you practice life-changing decisions? I mean, they don’t happen often enough? Or do they …?
You are likely offered major opportunities and major pitfalls daily, but you filter them out.
“I’m not good at that.” or “I’m too old”. or even, “I don’t like …”.
It’s SO easy to talk ourselves out of opportunity with our same old stories. Yawn.
I’ve moved over 20 times in the last 20 years. I’ve started 38 businesses (3 in the last 12 months, and I already had 3).
I’m currently homeless because I wondered if I could hit my sale target on my home. I often say “you don’t have to make a decision until … you do”.
I wondered, “what if I could sell my house for my dream price?”
That’s not deciding to sell my house. When I got THE offer, then I had a decision to make. See where I am going with this?
We often talk ourselves out of things before we even have a decision to make! How can we stop doing this? How can we practice the big decisions? How can we make all decisions effortless?
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