“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.” – Robert Bennett
If you want to effectively improve your life, you first have to admit to yourself that there are some things that you’d like to change in your life, then find the cause of the problem.
If your car’s fuel tank had a small leak, what would you do? One way of fixing it would be regular trips to the petrol station so as to ensure that your tank always has a decent amount of fuel. The other way would be to fix the leak. One way attempts to mask the problem while the other one fixes it.
It’s the same with any aspect of your life. If you aren’t where you want to be you fix the problem: your decisions.
Wherever you are today is the result of every decision you made earlier in your life. Stop thinking that if you ignore your problems long enough they will go away. Stop hoping that someday your life will miraculously improve and instead fix it yourself, TODAY.
Make the decision that instead of staying in bed for one more hour, you’ll go exercise.
Instead of watching one more episode of Game of Thrones, you’ll read for 45 mins.
Instead of going out and eating fast food, you’ll cook a healthy meal.
Instead of complaining about your problems on Facebook, you’ll actually do something about it.
Fix the problem, don’t mask the symptoms.
Before I do anything, there is one important question that I ask myself:
- Is this activity bringing me closer to where I want to be?
Use this question to review your every day actions and make better decisions on what you choose to invest your time and energy in. With better choices, come better results.
“The smallest choices made in your daily life create habits and lifestyle that forms process – they are the ones that can make the biggest impact.” – MJ DeMarco
If you want to know more about decision-making, this is a great video from Tony Robbins: