There is a great book called Switch that I just finished reading. It uses the metaphor of an Elephant and a Rider to talk about change.

The rider can only control the elephant for so long. At some point the elephant can just go where it wants to and the rider is along for the ride.

This is a great analogy of decision fatigue. We end up way too tired to say no to the things we should be saying no to.

The final thing they advise, is one of the most crucial things.

Shaping your path.

If you don’t want to be on social media so much, delete the applications from your phone.

If you don’t want to waste time watching Netflix, cancel the subscription.

If you want to write more, then maybe use your iPad with no social media applications and iMessage turned off.

One of the best ways to succeed is to engineer your environment so that you have the best chance of succeeding.