Our lives are shaped by endless decisions that we make every day. Every action we take is a decision to not take another. Every decision we have ever made has shaped our life up until now. You have even made a decision to read this, which could take you in a slightly different direction.
Every day, we make decisions. Even the seemingly insignificant decisions we make can change the way we live the rest of our lives. However, we often ignore the countless ‘insignificant’ decisions we make daily that are slowly nudging us to a different direction, either away or closer to your dreams.
When we decide to watch TV, we are deciding to take time away from whatever else we dream of doing. Maybe it’s to start a business, lose weight, or learn something new. Whatever it is, you are taking time away from that goal when watching TV.
We make our decisions by the mental compasses we have in our mind. It points towards a certain direction. If your mental compass is pointing towards being fit or towards running your own business or not, it will shape you and point you in a certain direction.
Some people live their life pointing towards other people’s compass. They either conform to what society ask of them or they are chasing someone else’s dream that they don’t really want.
A couple of decisions in the wrong direction aren’t an issue. However, repeated decisions in the wrong direction will move you away from your dreams. Remember you can’t put on 2 stone overnight. If you choose to eat too much today, you won’t be overweight tomorrow. If you eat too much the following day you won’t be overweight the day after. However, if you choose to eat too much day after day after day, you will become overweight.
The decisions you make everyday are contributing to your result someday in the future. What will it be? Is it going to result in you gaining 2 stone? Is it going to help you launch a successful business? Who knows?
We really can’t control how our decisions affect the outcome. What we can control is to stack the odds in our favour. It’s all about playing the long game.