Every Choice You Make Today Will Make One Easier Tomorrow

MortonArboretumHow many choices do you think you’ve made so far today?

10? 100? 10,000?

Studies are now estimating that we make thousands (possibly even tens of thousands) of decisions each day.

Click send on THAT email? SUPERsize it? Which word BEST articulates my range of emotions for that driver?

In fact, I recently attended an awesome Franklin Covey seminar with Haydn Shaw in which he referred to “decision fatigue.

The basic idea here is that we’re faced with so many choices each day that by the afternoon, most of us are mentally exhausted and ready to take the path of least resistance on any decision.

Ice cream. Internet habits. Electronic babysitter for the kids. Work productivity. Nothing left for significant other. Etc.

Many of us are not giving our best to the things we value most, and we’re not even aware of it.

And here’s what’s crazy….

Every decision you make today will make one easier tomorrow.

Facebook while driving. That ‘innocent’ glance. Taking the easy path at work. Putting off that conversation. Leaving it up to someone else. Running away from that.

Every choice forms a path that your heart and mind will easily follow.

For good or for bad.

If you have an idea of whom you’d like to become tomorrow, it’s time to start living that way today.

Your character isn’t the sum total of what YOU WANT TO BE.

Your character is the sum total of what YOU ACTUALLY DO.

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