When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
– Roy E. Disney
We are decision-making organisms, it’s part of our humanity.
It has been researched that the average adult makes about 35,000 conscious decisions a day. I tried to track my decisions for a few minutes, and I got so overwhelmed that I decided to stop. This got me thinking about how the decisions we make influence our lives, and I wondered how possible it is to make 35,000 right decisions in a day.
I realized that ultimately, all the thousands of decisions a day, and billions in a lifetime really come down to 1. A decision between what is good for us, and what is really good for us.
You see, people would always choose what they feel is good for them, even the guy who commits suicide really feels that’s the best option he has. The real questions is: what is good for us, and what is really good for us; what is beneficial in the short term and what is beneficial in the long term; what feels good and would make us happy and what is true to our values and our image of ourselves. All these choices have options that both seem good depending on the perspective we choose to adopt.
I realized that in order to make 35,000 right decisions in a day, all I had to do was decide to always make a decision that goes along with my values and moves me closer to my higher self and my long-term goals.
That’s the only decision anyone really ever has to make.