Are you consistently choosing "the best" in every area of life?
Every choice has a consequence.
And every time we say "yes" to one thing, we automatically say "no" to something else.
So to help in those moments of decision, here's a little trick that can bring things into clarity. When confronted with a choice between two things, stop and finish this sentence:
If I say "yes" to (blank), I will be saying "no" to (blank).
Yes to turning left = no to turning right.
Yes to sitting in on that meeting = no to actually getting work done.
Yes to working late = no to time with the family.
Yes to the donut = no to success on that diet you'll start over tomorrow.
Yes to donuts at late night work meetings = ... you get the idea.
Sometimes we'll decide to go ahead and say "yes" anyway. But at least a few extra seconds beforehand will help keep things in perspective so we don't end up saying "no" to the good things in our life too often.