A quick two-step strategy to overcome paralysis by analysis

Brian Kight - May 9, 2019 5:30:00 AM

One thing we all crave is reliability. It’s an innate human desire. We want to know when our next meal is, where we’ll lay our head at night, who we can count on, and how we’ll get our next paycheck. We want to know if that meditation app will actually lower our anxiety like it promises and whether telling the truth to our best friend will permanently damage the relationship.

There are no guarantees, but making choices in uncertainty threatens our need for reliability. So how do you get reliability during uncertainty?

When you face an uncertain decision, or at least one you’re internally debating, try this two-step strategy:

  1. What does default (the weaker part of you) say to do? What does discipline (the stronger part of you) say to do?
  2. From those two options, what does timeless truth point to as the more reliable approach?
  3. Choose the timeless truth option because it’s more reliable and act on it.

Embrace the chase. Do the work.

PS - , if you want my help getting started, you can view and download this one-page PDF of 10 two-way paths for reliable decisions I made for you TIMELESS TRUTH: Reliability Filter

Topics: Daily Discipline

Brian Kight

Brian Kight

Brian Kight is a multi-industry leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and behavior. He provides simple systems that produce exceptional results for organizations, teams, and people.

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