Downstream Effect

The question should not be, ‘how do I change my life?’ nor ‘how do I make my dreams happen?’

Those are well intentioned questions to be sure, but they’re also broad, fuzzy and hard to grasp ahold of.

Instead, ask yourself,

What are the key upstream decisions I can do today (and each day forward) that will result in a downstream positive way.

Every little shift you make today adds up in… someway, especially when you’re focused on improving yourself, your habits, skills, and community.

The key decisions depends on your dream, or the kind of life you want to live.

Of course, there’s a lot in play here. One day of eating healthy is not going to amount to much if the rest of your life is filled with pizza cake and beer. There are other forces at work. The goal is to gain mastery over the ones you can control — consistency, persistence, habit, saying yes, saying no, etc, and learning to be more resilient every time you face something you can’t control.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner

Josh Waggoner