This is a simple exercise to help you make both small and large decisions in your life.
You’ll write down a list of things that are important to you in order of importance. Here’s an example:
- Simplicity in our lifestyle and schedule
- Flexibility and freedom in scheduling
- Strong family relationships
- Investing in our children
- Financial security, and passive income
- How we fuel our brain and body
- Active lifestyle
- Travel and Experiences
- Our lifestyle integrates with our friends
Now when you make a decisions, you refer back to this list. Using the above list as an example, let’s say you want to want to go on a weekend road trip but that same weekend your niece is having a birthday party.
Both travel (#7) and strong family relationships (#3) are priorities, but strong family relationships is a higher priority, so you decide to attend the birthday party.
Not all decisions are this simplistic, and this tool can be helpful when determining the right course of action.