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April 23, 2024

The Criteria To Making Good Choices

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Something that underlies everything about our lives is our choices. 

Darren Hardy says “You make your choices and your choices make you.” Robert Bennet says “Our life is the sum result of all the choices you make.” ‘Atomic Habits’ author James Clear says “Success is the product of daily choices.”

Needless to say, our daily choices are something we need to pay attention to.

At the end of the day, what is a choice? It’s a decision that sets a path for action. When you make a choice it influences you to take action in a way that is in alignment with the choice. And this is why choices are the very bedrock of success: Choices lead to actions, and actions lead to results.

But if it’s easy enough for us to just make the right choices to get the results that we want, why don’t we? It's because while this is a very simple framework, it’s not easy. There are many factors that get in the way like biases, belief systems, emotions, needs, and competing commitments that influence our choices.

As I see it, there are two criteria that when addressed, lead to you making good choices: Awareness and discipline.

Starting with awareness - Many of the poor choices we make are done unconsciously. This means that we didn’t have any say in the matter, the choice was made without us even realizing it, and it led to the corresponding actions and results that we would not choose.

We can either change this unconscious influence so that we make better choices when on autopilot (which involves upgrading our identity and belief system) or we can create more awareness in our lives so that we can make a positive conscious choice rather than be at the mercy of whatever comes from our unconscious negative choices.

The second criteria is discipline. Let’s say that we know what choice we want to make but we don’t feel like it. Fries sound tasty compared to a side salad. We’re aware that we want to stop answering emails and get a workout in instead...

This is where other forms of unconscious influence come in to make things difficult. If your physical state of being is tired or malnourished, or your emotional state is dejected, sad, or frustrated, it impacts your conscious reasoning. This is why it’s so easy for us to talk ourselves out of doing something - because it can sound rational. But with discipline and following through on making the right choices for yourself, and taking the corresponding actions, you can overcome the mind’s biases.

To make better choices in your health and work, and start experiencing the incredible lift in daily energy and productivity, you need to improve your awareness and discipline. Fortunately, there are 9 Super Habits that when done consistently can completely transform your lifestyle, focus, and self-confidence in just minutes a day. If you want to learn what they are... This is for you!

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