Everyday decision making has infinite leverage nowadays — whenever it’s through code, investments, your everyday actions have on your body, mind, family, society, portfolio, you name it.
One could probably be at this point somewhere in life, where one is not yet aware of how or why to invest time to maximize returns. The best is to learn through incentivization curves in the world where you are well paid off. Your brain will be eventually rewarded, with positive emotions.
Healthy diet — start simple
The simplest brain exercise would be, whenever you eat a healthy diet, your body will repay it with brain clarity, stellar mental performance, probably better athletic outcomes. That’s it, for that day. That’s for example why one want’s to avoid sugar foods, mind labels of the food in the groceries and be picky about what they will put into the gut. That’s why it makes sense to make eating healthy — routine, framework. Philosophy eats light, mind caloric restriction, add whatever feels your great. Just not sugar.
Whenever you will keep up with your everyday quality decisions on your diet, thanks to compounding interests against your body it will slowly transform into a longer lifespan, feel good, low inflammation, no health issues in long term, making more quality-based decisions elsewhere in your life. Because your body will be most probably feel good. What will you be creating it’s called a positive feedback loop. You will start investing more into your healthy diet, because eating expensive food is also a game of probabilities, where producers need to subsidize the price of food, somehow. Just think for a moment why is it like that.
Time-oriented decisions — compounding effect
From here you can think of the long-term as one can realize that everyday decisions could have long-term effects. That's why having good and quality routines really matter. Try to count how many decisions you’ll make over the day. Try to think how much of that decision-making a short or long-term impact on your life. What’s are the outcome? Are they better or worse? Whenever you stop for a moment and think, you could make this better in the past, sounds like a regretting situation, which isn’t notable bad if you can reflect and learn from past experience and next time you can place much way better action. Simple as that.
You can think of your life as a bet. — yangwao
Whenever you choose to quit your job and go being entrepreneurs and hunt upsides, whenever you choose to tackle your health issue and trying biohacking methods, whenever you rather invest in assets that will eventually grow later, in the day, week, months or years. All have common that you are thank full that you made that decision, in past. Yet you at that particular moment in past did not realize how one small decision could change your life. Make it better, limit the source of unhappiness, enjoying life that you would not imagine before. Circling back that you should mind, even you think you are making a small decision, every action counts.
I think people have a hard time understanding a fundamental fact of leverage. If I manage $1 billion and I’m right 10 percent more often than somebody else, my decision-making creates $100 million worth of value on a judgment call. With modern technology and large workforces and capital, our decisions are leveraged more and more.
If you can be more right and more rational, you’re going to get nonlinear returns in your life. I love the blog Farnam Street because it really focuses on helping you be more accurate, an overall better decision-maker..
Whenever I choose to invest in the stuff, I went for something that was impactful for my health. That’s why I invested more in having morning routines, exercise and a mind-brain diet what I consume at breakfast and what I do. One could underestimate how impactful it could be for the well-being. Of course, one size doesn’t fits all, but one can learn what’s yields better personal returns. Once you can set your metric on your decisions, you can track it.
What’s get measured, gets managed
Construct of better decisions
I’ll try to briefly abstract to help you to most probably take decisions with better outcomes and be long-term oriented.
- Whenever you can’t decide, most probably the answer is no.
- Whenever two equally difficult paths, choose the one more painful in the short term — pain avoidance is creating an illusion of equality
- Choose the path that leaves you more equanimous in the long term
To easily remember it, popular rhyme you may hear before
Harder choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.
Stabbing into dark
Probably curious attachment would be if you can’t choose wisely, choose randomly. Because even if you are not deciding, you are losing time every single second. Each option has probably advantages, but what if you flip a coin?
When your reasons are worse than useless, sometimes the most rational choice is a random stab in the dark
In the end, whenever you don’t see the reason for options, which to take, is at least great to have some and explore one and retract whenever you feel it’s lead nowhere.
Something, somewhere, is always playing dice.
Mind infinite timeline
Your decisions might be alive even you die. Eventually, people build a family, dead ones rest in the hearts of alive ones. Whenever you make decisions, you may have a positive or negative impact on someone's life. You can think of the decisions of reading this sentence, I had the decision to write this sentence just to simply demonstrate that one can be aware of their choices in everyday routine.
Always play dice
You might think, the quality of our lives is the sum of decision quality plus luck. Choice, probability, risk, decisions and belief are all an integral part of a bet. All the decisions you make in life are bets. Not placing a bet on something is itself a bet. We are betting against all the future versions of ourselves that we are not choosing. Try to stop ignoring risk and uncertainty in every decision. Ignoring the risk and uncertainty in every decision might make us feel better for a while, but its effect on the quality of our decision-making can be tremendous.
All the decisions you make in life are bets.
You might guess what’s next
If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. And when you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength. — Jack Ma