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Who is making your decisions?


If I decide on something, that's because I decided.


Nobody else had anything to do with it.


Or so I thought.


But once you start thinking about what drives your decisions, isn't that simple.


Whether it is buying the new thing a friend suggested, ordering the latest sandwich from the restaurant you frequent, or trying the latest flavor of Oreo - your decisions aren't always 100% yours. (Really, you wanted a white chocolate-dipped pumpkin spice cookie before it was presented to you in an eye-catching display?)


It gets even more interesting when you think about the things you've always done.


I was coaching someone once, and they stated very factually, "I have a sweet tooth, so I had to eat the ice cream."


As if having a sweet tooth was a genetic deficiency proven by DNA - rather than a story they told themselves. By default of the story, they had no choice but to eat the ice cream. The decision to eat the ice cream wasn't a conscious choice but an act of default.


When you go about your day, notice what you do and question if that was your choice. Are you a victim of excellent marketing? A victim of old stories? A victim of old habits?


Deciding on purpose is a powerful thing.


Decide on purpose today.


If you would like to learn more about thinking (and deciding) on purpose and how it can make your life even better, let's talk.


Until next time,

Ali