Everything is changing so fast these days.
We live in a time of unprecedented abundance and opportunities.
New choices that didn’t exist yesterday are being presented to us today, and with all these new choices comes the demand that we make more and more decisions.
And it’s hard to feel certain about any decisions we make because everything is just going to change again tomorrow.
Not only that, decision making is exhausting.
We wake up each morning with a limited amount of decision making energy, and once it’s depleted we pretty much shut down for the rest of the day – just going with the flow and letting life happen to us until we can rest and recharge.
So while it’s great that we have more opportunity than ever before, learning how to cut through all the unimportant choices and focus on what actually matters and deserves your time and mental energy can seem overwhelming.
There are a lot of tricks you can use to save up your decision making energy.
For example, you can eliminate as many of the small decisions as possible by doing things like planning out what you’ll eat for lunch and which clothes you’ll wear for the week. By removing all the small decisions ahead of time you’ll free up more mental energy for the big decisions you need to make throughout your day.
But this only goes so far.
At some point you just have to put on the blinders so you can stay focused only on the decisions that will actually have a lasting effect on your life.
The best way to be certain about your decisions is to be sure that your decisions even matter in the first place.
You need to know your reason for being – your ultimate goal in life – the one thing you are focused on achieving above all else.
After that you can be bombarded with millions of seemingly important decisions to be made, every single day, and never again be distracted because you’ll have the one question you can use to determine if any decision is even worth your time:
Will ignoring this decision stop me from reaching my goal?
If the answer is no, then you can move along without wasting a drop of brain power.
If the answer is yes, then you can dedicate some decision making power towards making that choice. And you can feel confident that you’ve made the right choice – every single time – simply because you know whether or not that choice will move you closer to your ultimate goal.
You’ll stop second guessing yourself because you’ll always be certain that the decision was important, and that you made the right choice. And even if things change tomorrow, you’ll have the same standards for deciding again.
You’ll cut right through the noise in your life and laser focus your mind and emotions towards on achieving that one thing you’re striving to for in life. That one thing you think about when you first wake up, and the last thing you think about before going to bed.
You’ll stand out like a lighthouse in a storm of infinite choices, bringing order and certainty not only to your own life but to the lives of those around you.
You just need to know that one thing thing, your purpose, your ultimate life goal.