Clarity

Simplify your Work & Life Forever – The Only Choice that Matters

September 20 in Career, Clarity, Self-development, Success by Shweta HandaGupta No Comments

Work and life is often slave not to the really big decisions but to the small little choices that keep battering you every day, every moment. They keep eating into my bandwidth and, according to scientific research, mental capacity too.

Some decisions I eliminate from my life (inspired by Obama’s standard grey/blue suits), millions of micro decisions are left to my brain’s powerful, yet not fully reliable, autopilot mode and the big ones always manage to get the necessary attention they need. Yet there remain moments each day when I make choices, not always easy ones.

I recently found the answer to all my troubles (literally) in a status I’d put up on facebook three years ago. It has helped simplify my life so immensely that even at the risk of using a cliché that I so dislike I would call it a mantra, a hack, a shortcut to my dilemmas. And here it is.

The only choice that needs making is choosing between what you want NOW and what you want MOST. For every business decision that seems tricky, every time temptation crosses your path, every time you feel unfocussed, this question will put things into perspective like magic –  How does what I want NOW impact what I want MOST?

The NOW is tempting and will beckon you like a siren. A simple mental reminder of what you want MOST is sometimes all it takes to rewire the brain’s response. The vision of achieving what you want MOST can protect you from the lure of giving in to the NOW. The power of this choice is so amazing that every decision has become easier. From the business decision that will yield powerful long term results over the short-term foolishness to going to the gym instead of lolling about, it takes care of it all.

Here’s wishing you power, productivity, discipline, focus and crystal clear perspective as you focus on what you want most.

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