Every day we make approximately 35,000 decisions
‘how should I respond to this email’.
‘should I order this meal or this meal’.
‘do I go or not’.
These decisions range from the inconsequential to the very important.
But what we misinterpret is the severity of these ‘inconsequential’ decisions over time.
Those decisions by themselves, in isolation are not important.
It’s the compounding of those poor decisions over time that build into something formidable.
Very rarely are these decisions ‘just for now’ or ‘only this once’.
And here’s the thing, the choices you make day in day out aren’t really choices. You aren’t making any decisions. Because you are on autopilot.
You’ll make the same decision as you did last time.
It’s easier that way. And your mind loves the easy option.
It’s adverse to challenge and discomfort. Which is why it will go with the option that sees avoidance of pain.
Which is irronic because pain is unavoidable.
You can experience it now or later. But you will experience it. And thats why we need look at the choice of pain.
You get to choose your pain.
The pain of exercising or the pain of disapointment from not being able to play with your kids for more than a minute because of poor fitness.
The pain of self restraint with your diet or the pain of feeling uncomfortable in your clothes.
The pain of missing out on another TV episode or the pain of feeling fatigued the next day.
The pain of working on emotional control and stress or the pain of embarrassing yourself from losing your shit at a co worker in front of the entire office.
The pain of building self-discipline or the pain of knowing you’ve let yourself go.
It would be better that you choose the pain rather than your body and mind choose it for you!