For example, it makes little sense to most people why I’m getting a PhD. Many would consider it an “ugly” move. And perhaps, to most people pursuing my aims, it is an ugly move. But given my situation and personal calculations, it’s a strong strategic decision. The ugly zig while most are zagging.
In order to make epic decisions, you want to be in a peak state. Do whatever gets you in a “natural” high where you can hear your highest intuitions. Running, learning, writing in my journal, being in nature, traveling, serving other people, collaborating about big ideas, and being with my family are the conditions when I generally experience a peak-state. Consequently, it is in those conditions that I generally make committed decisions.