The decisions you make on a consistent basis, day after day, determine your long-term success.
But there’s often a mental disconnect between what you decide to do now, and how that affects your chances of graduating. So it’s easy to stay in bed, to put off work till tomorrow, to go check email, to take a longer lunch break, to do it tomorrow…
The solution? Think like an Olympic athlete.
When an Olympic rower’s alarm clock goes off at 4:30 am for a morning training session in the middle of winter, they don’t hit the snooze button. They know they have to take every opportunity to train, because if they don’t then their rivals will.
In that moment, when they have the choice of staying in the warmth of the bed or heading out into the cold, they make a decision based on that singular aim of winning gold.
Every decision they make is based on that aim.
Recognise the choices you’re making on a daily basis. Are you choosing success or failure?
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