The “Great” Decision Hack
Data around how many decisions adults make on a daily basis ranges from 70–30,000. I think it’s fair to say we all are faced with opportunities each day to make choices that move our lives in the direction of our dreams and to add value to the relationships we are in.
For me, I am a husband, son, brother, friend, leader, follower, and soon to be father.
Many people get caught up in the paralysis of analysis in the decision making process. They second guess themselves, avoid the choice all together, and/or allow their relationship or opinion of the person involved to influence how they respond.
I’ve found that by asking a simple question I can “hack” the decision making process.
When the opportunity presents itself simply ask, what would a great “blank” do?
What would a great husband do?
What would a great leader do?
or, what would a great father do?
Not what would an average “blank” do.
Not what does this person involved in the decision deserve.
Not what is easiest for me to do.
Tony Robbins says, “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
It’s an easy question to ask but it will often lead to more responsibility and what seems like inconveniences placed on your shoulders. Here’s the thing, to live a meaningful life, to contribute greatly to the people around you, it’s up to you to make the decisions that puts others first and drives you to be great.