Welcome to this edition of the Weekly Circle—where we start the week with a few ideas that make us think.
This week, we’re thinking about Decisions. This prompt by Shane Parrish of Farnam Street made us stop in our tracks:
When was the last time you thought about how you decide?
Many of the decisions we make everyday are almost automatic. What coffee we order, which soap we use, how we’ll get to work—all things we hardly consider. We just do them.
Once upon a time, there were options. At some point, we did consider these things before we decided upon them.
In fact, at this current moment, I’m considering these things, as I just moved to a new apartment, which means a lot of new. New neighborhood coffeeshop. New corner stores. New Google Maps routes. New everything.
In each of these considerations, there’s questions about how I want my days to look and feel.
Now that I'm starting fresh—is there something I might change from my last home arrangement? Can I better set myself up to start the day with positivity and mindfulness? What if I said hello to my new neighbors instead of staring at my phone in the elevator?
It inspires me to remember: The way we do anything is the way we do everything.
I’ve been noticing that the way I think about all these small decisions mirrors the way that I think about the “bigger” ones—the ones that seem more consequential to life, health, relationships, and business.
There’s no “right” way to make decisions, but it is important to think about what goes into them and why.
We'd love to hear from you!
What’s one small decision you made recently? What are the considerations you account for?