What he knew about decision making that most people don’t.
Every day we make a bunch of choices from morning to before going to bed.
It starts in the morning with hitting the snooze button, of the alarm (or not) and continues from there.
we get up from the bed, we have loads of unnecessary decisions to make even before the most important priorities or decisions of the day are done such as
What should I eat?
When should I leave for work?
When should I have lunch?
Should I speak up at the team meeting?
Should I go to the gym? Etc.
This is what some of the very successful people say about decision making.
The funny thing about these decisions are that when you make them, you actually waste mental energy.
If you make too many decisions in too short a time frame, you significantly reduce your decision-making ability per day or moment
There are many examples that we can find regarding decisions and let’s talk about some of the most successful people that we know of
The majority of the time, however, Obama wears either a blue or grey suit. In an article from Michael Lewis for Vanity Fair, the president explained the logic behind this routine:
“‘ You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits’ [Obama] said. ‘I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other important decisions to make.’
He mentioned that research shows the simple act of making decisions degrades one’s ability to make further decisions.”
I guess the president is not alone in this practice.
Moreover, Mark Zuckerberg typically wears a grey t-shirt with a black hoody and jeans when seen in public.
Similarly, Albert Einstein reportedly bought several variations of the same grey suit so that he wouldn’t have to waste time deciding what to wear each morning
At last but not the least my favorite person Steve Jobs
The late, great, Steve Jobs wore his signature black turtleneck with jeans and sneakers every single day.
Most people wear more outfits in a week than Steve Jobs did in 13-years. Steve Jobs achieved more in a week than most people do in 13-years.
This is not to say that fashion isn’t important, as it has an immense impact on culture and, in turn, the direction of society.
Indeed, fashion is where art, culture, and history intersect.
Simply put, clothes can tell us a lot about sociology.
Yet, at the same time, we’ve arguably have become an excessively materialistic and superficial society.
Undoubtedly, there are greater things to worry about than clothes.
If you choose your clothes for comfort, It’ll always feel good. If you choose them for style, you’ll always think they look good on you (even if others disagree and have a different view).
Either way, you’ll feel good about what you’re wearing. For most people, It’s an automatic confidence boost.
But as an entrepreneur, we must make sure that our confidence should come from our inner spirit and subconscious but NOT from what wear
Keeping things very simple and minimalism would help you to focus on the business and make better decisions.