More options create anxiety

More options create anxiety

The extreme adaptability that served us so well in evolution is, today, a source of anxiety: at any given point we could choose one of a million options for our life. But the overwhelming number of options only makes us stressed, depressed and anxious, to the point we choose nothing and simply gaze at possibilities.

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Leaving our options open

We have a limited amount of willpower, and if we leave our options open, we have to use our willpower constantly. We are much better off removing choices and creating routines that preserve our willpower.

The key to committing to a goal is to understand that taking options away from yourself actually opens up more possibilities for yourself. 

Noncommitment and multitasking

Multitasking is basically the act of refusing to prioritize one thing over everything else. It’s non-commitment on a micro-scale.

And when we refuse to commit to a goal, we are ensuring that we do not reach any goal.

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  • Use the 90/10 rule, where only 10% is used on speculation.
  • Find the type of investment that best fits your personality. Some people will invest in commercial real estate, while others prefer index funds and bonds.

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We Go Where We Look

Whatever we focus on the whole day, we become.

If our plan is to become great at something, we simply need to watch what we do the entire day. If we are working towards our goal, then we will be fine. If we are watching the news and fiddling with the smartphone the entire day, we can forget about our goals.

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In short, because you will never feel ready.

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