People talk about willpower a lot. Usually in the context of a lack.
I watched Robin Sharma's webinar on willpower this week. It recapped some of the science I read last year in Paradox of Choice and How we Decide that talked about ego depletion. Ego depletion is the idea that willpower draws from a pool of your mental resources that can actually be used up. (Sharma's webinar talks about how to build more of those resources.)
I'm curious how this "decide once" principle might play out in the work I'm doing with Karen McCarville of Mindful Life Nutrition. What things do I need to "decide once" on and then just do? Not just for a time period to meet some goals, but forever so that it becomes a part of me?
There's an interesting balance between "deciding once" as a strategy to free up mental resources and in looking at the things we've "decided once" on in the past to make sure that we are living an intentional life. (As we grow and become not all of our "decide once" choices will still fit us.) Will—by nature—takes us on a path. We have to make sure that path is intentional.