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Bad Decisions Don’t Just Happen - Michael Hyatt

Bad Decisions Trap: The Rosy Scenario

Any overly optimistic, idealistic or ‘positive vision’ decision can be a red flag of non-effectiveness.

Simply believing in a product does not guarantee high revenue. One has to get ‘nosy’ and not just ‘rosy’ in order to get towards reality.

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The Law of Diminishing Intent
The Law of Diminishing Intent

It states that the longer you postpone taking action, the less likely you will be to take it.

Jim Rohn originally noticed this phenomenon and coined the term.

The LEAP Principle

To counteract it the Law of Diminishing Intent, use the LEAP Principle, which states that you should never leave the scene of clarity without taking decisive action.

Taking a big LEAP
  • Lean into the change with confidence, especially if you are aware of the fact that a change is desirable or necessary.
  • Engage with the concept until you have a fair image about it. Work with it until you’ve got a sense of what to do.
  • Activate and do something. Don't wait until you feel you have all the information.
  • Pounce and do it now. Once you’ve determined your next step, take it.
Finding yourself in a funk
Finding yourself in a funk

From time to time, we may find ourselves in a funk where we experience an unusual amount of distraction and self-doubt.

Slouching, rounding shoulders, shallow breaths, ...

Boost your mood

We can change our emotional state by focusing on our physiology rather than our emotions. Using the following tricks can give you energy and an emotional boost to stay productive.

  • Put on some upbeat music.
  • Stand up and stretch. Try to reach the ceiling. Get on your tippy-toes.
  • Take several deep breaths. Oxygenating the blood make you more alert and awake.
  • Get your body moving. The more vigorous you can move, the better. Go for a run, a bicycle ride, or simply a walk outdoors. If you do it for long enough, your brain will release endorphins that elevate your mood.
  • Focus on the positive. Think positive thoughts. Give thanks for what you have rather than complaining about what you don't.
Consistency over intensity
Consistency over intensity

Some business coaches advise their clients to focus on taking massive action in order to get results.

While intensity may help occasionally, it's usually better to focus on consiste...

Focus on consistency

If you have a goal of writing a book, and you focus on intensity, you may lock yourself away for thirty days, and write eight hours a day. It will require a huge block of dedicated time and lots of motivation.

  • Instead of writing a 50,000-word book in thirty days, write 500 words a day for 100 days.
  • Instead of going on a two-week fast to get in better shape, eliminate sugar and processed carbs from your diet.
  • Instead of waiting to start your business until you've quit your job, set aside three hours a week and start a side gig.

The intensity approach is more dramatic but slow and steady wins the race.

Steps you can use to employ consistency
  • Get clear on your goal.
  • Identify the right behavior. (i.e., a habit).
  • Track your progress. Create a recurring task in your task manager to reinforce the habit.
  • Enlist an accountability partner. It could be someone who wants to achieve the same goal, a coach, or just a friend who is willing to support you.