Lot of us are in sub-optimal orbits of life, irrespective of whether we are a professional, an entrepreneur, or a house-wife.
We remain stuck in monotonous morning-to-evening ruts. I wrote about Dhirubhai Ambani’s Theory of Orbits a few months back. Please check here.
We are in a sub-optimal orbit when it feels as if we can do better, but we are unable to break free from our day-to-day routine. We try working harder. We try improving our efficiency. We buy some productivity gadgets. But, nothing significant changes.
Are you in such an orbit? If yes, how can you get out of it?
Well, you need to do just 1 thing: Take a decision. A significant one!
An electron needs external energy to get into another orbit. But, human beings can generate such energy from within too–by using their power of volition!
So, just use your power of volition it to take a significant decision of your life.
That is the only way out of an orbit. You have to take a significant decision.
There is a very good thing about this recommendation: It is testable. That is, you can introspect and easily test whether you are applying it or not.
In fact, you can test it right way. If you feel you have been stuck in an sub-optimal orbit, just ask yourself these questions:
- How many significant decisions did I take this year?
- If not many, then how many significant decisions did I take last year?
- If not many, then when was the last time I took any significant decision of my life?
If the answer to these 3 questions all indicate that you are not taking significant decisions in your life, or that while you do take decisions but those are only tactical decisions, then sadly you will not be able to get out of your sub-optimal routine.1