Here it is: live a long, happy, healthy life.
All of my other goals are actually sub-goals in the service of this one over-arching goal.
I have goals for exercise, diet, freelance writing income, information products income, learning, time with my partner Stephanie and my friends and family, and time spent hiking and traveling and just enjoying the natural world.
But that one goal is what guides everything else.
How This Goal Guides My Decision-Making
For every significant decision I ask myself these two questions:
1. Will this make me happy? (And I’m talking real happiness, not a short-term this-candy-bar-will-taste-good-while-I-eat-it happiness.)
2. Will this increase my health? (Better health and increased happiness are both tied to longevity.)
If the answer is no to either question, I’ll usually decide not to do it.
Of course, sometimes life demands that we do something that doesn’t make us happy in the short-term, or we’ll need to do something that isn’t so healthy for us in the short-term, but overall this goal and my two decision-making rules have served me very well.
What’s your main goal? How do you make decisions? Share with us!