Streamline Low-Value Decisions (Breakfast, Clothes, Etc.)

From iconic entrepreneurs to presidents, outlier performers have streamlined their decision-making around clothes. Some notable figures that come to mind are Steve Jobs and Barack Obama. The former president sums it up well:

You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits. I’m trying to pare down my decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.

Paring down decisions can also be applied elsewhere, like automating choices around breakfast. The simple rule of thumb: if optionality for the given decision brings you joy, then, by all means, express your options. If options don’t provide happiness, make a one-time decision for utility.

Source: Ben Meer