Principle Theme

The complexity of the one life we live is too precious to be left up to chance alone. Make rational decisions that align with your inner core and planned journey. This is the central theme of the Decide principle.

What strategic decisions are needed and how do I stay true to my purpose and calling in life?

During the course of a day, we make hundreds of decisions. It’s the quality of today’s decisions that will shape who we become months and years down the road. Small decisions have a way of compounding to significantly shape the course of your life. Learning how to automate decisions will save you time. Decisions that are congruent with what’s important to you and your values will lead to fulfillment and happiness. The challenge is that most decisions are made from an emotional mindset that fails to incorporate rational, logical thinking.

The objective of this principle is to improve the quality of your decisions that contribute directly to reaching your full potential.

Principle Outcomes

By internalizing and practicing the concepts of this principle, you will increase the ability to:

  • Stay focused on what is essential and filter out everything else
  • Remain committed to your career roadmap through self-discipline with focus, habits, and decisions that align with who you want to become
  • Mitigate irrational behavior that will throw your journey off course
  • Accelerate decisions
  • Improve the quality of your decisions

Principle Deliverables

  • Personal Scoreboard – Your private metrics that measure the progress toward your goals.
  • Routines and habits that align with achieving your goals

Mental Models

DECIDE THE ESSENTIAL – FOCUS IS EVERYTHING

DECIDE YOUR HABITS TO DELIVER OUTCOMES

DECIDE CONSCIOUSLY IN CONTEXT

DECIDE AUTOMATICALLY TO POWER YOUR PURPOSE

DECIDE TO TURN PRO – LEAVE THE AMATEUR WAYS BEHIND YOU

DECIDE WITH SELF-CONTROL – DELAY YOUR RESPONSE TO STIMULUS

DECIDE WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL – PEACE COMES FROM WITHIN

DECIDE YOUR ACTIONS BY KEEPING SCORE

DECIDE ON WHEN TO MAKE A CHANGE

DECIDE TOMORROW TODAY – ENVISION ACHIEVEMENT

DECIDE ACCURATELY BY ELIMINATING COGNITIVE BIAS

DECIDE BY ANTICIPATING CHANGE

DECIDE YOUR NEXT JOB STRATEGICALLY