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The Summation Of Decisions
Your life will eventually be the summation of a lifetime of decisions, both large and small.
A massive percent of the diseases afflicting Americans are related to lifestyle. You see those people who are stiff, brittle, and limping along at 70? This is to a large degree a function of a lifetime of decisions. What did they eat? Did they take walks regularly? Did they sleep enough? Did they persist in a condition of stress for decades?
Similarly, if you want a successful career, this too will eventually stem from decades of small decisions and the ability to maintain consistency. The 42-year-old CFO at a top-shelf tech company got there by slowly building skills–perhaps initially studying economics or accounting in high school, choosing a practical degree in college or getting a CPA or CFA soon after graduating from college, working for the right firms, simply taking it one step at a time.
Similarly, your personal life will become the summation of decisions.
Where are the decisions you are making today leading you? Somewhere wonderful?