How to Make Smarter Decisions by Designing Your Defaults
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90% of your daily decisions happen automatically, many shaped by your environment. Thus, most decisions are a habit, not a deliberate choice.
To make smarter choices, design smarter defaults. And habits can be developed by shaping the invisible defaults of your life.
Design your life like a choice architect:
“First, never underestimate the power of inertia. Second, that power can be harnessed.”
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