How to Avoid Decision FatigueMar 13, 2023
Years ago, I would create these gigantic to-do lists with all the best intentions.
And then, at the end of the day, I'd be wondering why I didn't accomplish very much.
Nowadays most 40+ men and women do so many different things... yet they have very little focus.
Their lives are cluttered with unnecessary activities, like busy work and an array of "stuff" that prevents them from doing what is important.
Some simply suffer from "decision fatigue."
Too many options and, as a result, they make poor choices.
Side note: This is why many successful folks have the same five pairs of pants and same five dress shirts for work.
One less choice to make daily and more mental energy for the critical decisions.
How to Avoid Decision Fatigue
Time is your most valuable commodity, so why waste it responding to the perceived urgent while ignoring the truly important.
Why choose to be "super busy" but not nearly as effective as you could and should be.
Activity wins over achievement almost every day.
Think about your workouts, nutrition, and sleep for a moment.
Give me a coachable person who shows up four days per week, and trains smart for 40 minutes on each of those days.
Give me a person who follows mindful nutrition and gets quality sleep.
I'll give you a leaner and stronger version of that person in about 90 days or less, guaranteed.
Forty minutes of progressive and structured training is all you really need to get the body you desire and deserve.
That's around three hours per week.
Give me that coachable person who is willing to invest a mere 2% of the week to getting in the best shape possible.
Some days you'll make excellent progress and train hard.
Other days it's a struggle.
But the key is that you show up four sessions per week. Every single week.
The most successful people narrow their focus and spend their time on the things that will give them the life that they want… and they delegate, eliminate, minimize or systematize the rest.
If you want to lose fat, get strong, and slow aging, you have to spend time with the most important people.
You must do the most important tasks.
You have to be productive, not just busy.
Getting lean and strong never comes by accident.
You must have goals, focus on them, and go conquer them.
If you are struggling, stop avoiding the proven process.
If you want to be successful, embrace it.
- Give your best effort.
- Be present.
- Take personal responsibility.
- Make those around you better.
- Do the right thing. And enjoy all of it.
“Discipline and freedom are not mutually exclusive, but mutually dependent. Without discipline, you would sink into chaos.”
~ Paulo Coelho, Author
Freedom is the right to do what you want, make your own decisions, and express your own opinions.
You think having all the freedom in the world is going to be great.
You get up early, power up your smartphone, and start doom scrolling the news feeds as you sip your morning cup of joe.
With so many distraction options on the internet, it's easy to get overwhelmed.
In fact the best news sites and social media platforms are using every trick in the book to grab your attention and then suck you into their vortex of mindless distraction.
And procrastination usually follows the feelings of not knowing how to deal with something.
It's a vicious cycle because all of of this self-imposed stress burns up much-needed energy for things like being present with loved ones and saying "no" to eating chocolate eclairs for breakfast.
Maybe you don't have a set schedule in the morning because you enjoy the "freedom of spontaneity."
Your tendency for doing things impulsively and without planning may be considered fun, even adventurous...
...until you realize that you're sinking into chaos.
That's why some people thrive in the military or at school.
That's why the smartest and most successful people have mentors and coaches.
You need to do everything you can to create discipline and structure in your life if you truly want to be free.
When you invest in yourself and surround yourself with the right people you're much more likely to:
- Get up at the same time every day.
- Create a champions morning routine.
- Stick to your nutrition plan.
- Not miss your workouts.
- Get your steps in.
- Be more focused and productive at home/work.
- Be a better leader.
- Improve all of your relationships.
- Continually stack small wins that snowball into bigger things.
Every day, are you taking imperfect action and doing what you should be doing to improve your body, your mindset, and your relationships?
If your answer is "no," you're letting yourself down.
You're disrespecting yourself and those who rely on you.
Good news is you're only one step away from creating the structure and discipline necessary to win every single day.
To your success,
Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online personal trainer, or you want to visit the best personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.