Make a decision

Bret Treasure

About the coach

Bret Treasure is the co-founder of the behaviour change app, Stake Something and the author of the book Staking: The New Brain Hack. He’s an energetic happiness coach and motivational speaker with a sense of humour.

Considering a lifestyle change or new habit? Here’s a system to help you make a decision. We’re a coaching company that helps people turn decisions into actions. I hope you’ll consider our online coaching at some point.

Here’s how to make a commitment using decision pills.

  • Work out your alternative weekly actions
  • Place two non-medicinal pills in front of you. Ideally, a red one and a blue one.
  • Decide which pill represents which option.
  • Choose the option you’re committing to. Swallow that pill.
  • Throw out the other pill – you can’t have both options.

Let’s go:

Hit the TAB key after answering each question (or DONE on a phone).
So based on that, it looks like the BLUE option is best for you...

We just said that to have you imagine making a decision. What was your immediate reaction? Were you happy with the BLUE option or disappointed?