The Personal Ritual That I Use Whenever I Need To Make A Tough Decision In Life
There are times when life throws you a sh*t sandwich. One day you’re trucking along, everything is going well, the sun is shining and everyone is singing happy days.
Then all of a sudden, boom, you’re kicked in the face by life and your world is turned upside down. You’re fired from your job because that new hot secretary has bigger boobs than you, management decides to reduce expenses so you’re “expendable” or your even thinking about starting your own business and taking the plunge.
Whatever the case may be, it’s a fork in the road.
Should you take the safe route or the risky route?
The safe route is predictable. Life would be ok if you took that path. You would live a comfortable future where all your bills are paid and nothing can hurt you.
However if you take the risky route, you are walking an uncertain path that MAY lead to destruction BUT there’s greater reward there.
Many people would take the safe and easy path and go on their way.
I like to take the risky path as long as it’s within reason.
There’s a strategy that I’ve been using for my entire life has really helped me make the big decisions in life. It’s enabled me to jump out of planes, travel the world, write books, stand in front of thousands of people and do a presentation, approach that smoking hot chick by the bar, quit my 6 figure job to write books that sell for 60 cents and much more.
Do you want to know what it is?
Yep, you read that right, death.
I personally believe that death teaches us so many things. If you ponder it every single day, you tend to unpack a lot of wisdom from it.
Knowing that you will die sometime teaches you many things. It teaches you that life is short. It teaches you that you shouldn’t waste it. It also teaches you that the problems that you have right now, is sh*t. It doesn’t matter whats going to happen in 10 years time.
The problems you face right now won’t really change your life in 10 years time. What were you doing 10 years ago? Should you go back in time 10 years ago and try to fix the problems there now? No, it’s all fixed already so everything has already changed. So what’s the point of worrying?
There are so many things we can learn from death and when you face it, it takes away all the fear we currently have about a particular decision.
Let’s say that you could lose your job. Don’t worry, you could be dead in a few years so it won’t matter.
What if you start a business and it fails. Don’t worry, you could be dead in a few years and that failure wouldn’t matter.
What if she slaps me and splashes a cosmo in my face? Don’t worry, you could be dead in a few years and that embarassing moment doesn’t matter.
See what I’m getting at?
Those problems you have right now, doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things. Yes it does affect your life temporarily but when you put it up against death, you take away the power of those so called “problems”.
I challenge you to try thinking about death for the next 30 days. Think about whether the problem you have is really going to matter in your life since it’s really short.
You’ll find that death gives you a great gift, the gift of being fearless.
Stay Strong and Be Relentless.