• samah sinan

How a small decision can turn your life around

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

We all make decisions every second, even now you decided to read this and better your life. That’s why I’m here to show you how; 

Many Small Decisions Become Big It’s easy to brush off those small decisions you make every day as insignificant or too little to make much of an overall difference to your life. For instance, if you’re interested in losing weight, deciding to eat a doughnut one day instead of a banana probably won’t make much of a difference. I can see why people think that. One small decision probably isn’t going to make or break any huge goal or dream you have. But that’s assuming your decision to eat a doughnut is an isolated one. It isn’t. It also assumes your everyday decisions don’t matter much. They do. It’s certainly true that one small decision won’t make much of a difference. But how about ten, twenty, or even a hundred of them? When you see everyday decisions as independent of each other, you see them as too small and insignificant to be important. Seeing them from this point of view means missing the bigger picture. Your everyday decisions aren’t isolated incidents separate from each other. Rather than working in isolation, your everyday decisions build on each other. They might be small on their own, but they can add up quickly. In essence, your everyday decisions matter because there are so many of them. The power of everyday decisions comes from what you do or don’t do on a regular basis. They all add up. You just need to make sure they are adding up into something good for you. Think about it this way: Going to the gym once won’t matter. But if you follow through on that decision twice a week for several months, you’ll see a huge difference. Taking fifteen minutes to read once isn’t much. But read that much every day and the amount of books you’ll read in a year is impressive. The Power of Everyday Decisions It reminds me of a time several years ago when I first started cutting out sugary and fatty foods. My willpower was good, but the people around me kept pressuring me to eat more of them. There were so many instances when I was asked to make an exception to eating those bad foods. Usually it was for a holiday, but other times like birthdays, state fairs and celebrations had one friend or another telling me to make an exception. Additionally my workplace routinely gave out ice cream or candy as incentives. Then there were times friends told me to just indulge my sweet tooth because “one time won’t make a difference” Hope this helps someone who is truly in need of this info. 

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