For Every Decision, Ask: Will it Diminish or Enlarge You?
Brad Stulberg

In essence what author is saying is , make a conscious questioning at every cross road of decision making to see , if it is taking you towards light or away from it .

You certainly can approach this issue in a manner suggested in the article.

Even better and more encompassing would be spiritual practices of becoming self aware. Method could be any , but single focus of silencing the mind . Once you become self-aware , in all probability activity suggested may go on auto pilot mode.