The Weekly Resolve Email 42 - Your Decisions Are Important

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Hey, Darren here.

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Hi, decision-makers,

John Maxwell sums up the importance of decision-making like this: “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.

Your choices will define your life. It is a stark statement, one that will horrify the indecisive and empower the strong. Every decision you make becomes you.

It is the one thing we can truly control — our decisions.

We are responsible for our choices.

Making decisions means taking a bet on the future — the future version of you. If making a bet wasn’t hard enough, navigation of past bets lurks ready to spoil the opportunity. Although we live in the present, we dwell on our histories, and we dream about our futures. We can’t predict our futures, but we can prepare for them. And so, the importance of decision making makes itself clear.

A decision today affects today — but will also affect tomorrow.

It is this grasp of the future we do not understand. We don't often think about second or third-order effects.


Tim's big green tree visualises the future.

Your future is unknown. And yet, you see each possibility as binary — both in choice — and outcome. The big green tree shows us that the future is anything by binary — this is the influence of randomness and uncertainty.

Remember, you control the decisions you make.

Your life today needs to grasp this not so hidden truth; The importance of decision making isn’t the outcome, but the process.

If life is about choices, then how you make them matters.

“If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail!”


This quote is very similar to one of my favourite quotes. "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." I couldn't help but link to an article of mine that bears the same title.

“If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail!”

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Make great decisions!

Darren Matthews

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