“Am I giving my future self a gift?”
A musician said something that really resonated with me in an interview I recently listened to. “When I make a choice, I always ask myself,” she said “am I giving my future self a gift, or am I setting my future self up for disappointment?”
It stuck with me. I often talk to clients about their days being a series of decisions. Viewing things this way gives a strong insight into how much you truly do control. Every choice you make throughout a day serves one of two purposes. It either brings you toward your goal or it moves you further from it. Period.
If your goal is to lose some weight and you choose to eat well and be mindful of intakes, then you’re moving toward your goal. Break it down even more. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between become micro-decisions that add up to have a huge influence on your goals.
The next time you’re struggling with a decision try to ask yourself this “Will I be thankful for this in the future?”