The 10-10-10 Rule

Today I’m linking up with my friend Andrea at DreAm heART sMart ArT for her blog challenge. The prompt is “focus.”

We all have things we want to achieve in our lives, but we’re often not focusing on the actions that get us there. But the 10-10-10 rule can change that!

Here’s a short video about how focusing on the consequences of your decisions can help you get the results you really want.

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  1. Sarah @ This Is What I Eat on February 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Great video Sage! I think it is definitely important to consider the consequences of your decisions in the short and long term. I definitely have some soul searching to do and this method will come in handy when I’m thinking about whether or not to look for a second opinion from a new Dr., what I want to be when I grow up, etc. I also think it’ll be helpful in the small, day to day decisions as well. Love your vids, keep em coming!

  2. Andrea DreAmheArtsMartArT on February 4, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Hi lovely Sage! Thank you for being part of my challenge. I have a good example and it wasn’t an easy one because of my little voice in my head. But it is a great example with the 10-10-10 rule. I love fencing. I was in a club before my babies came. Now 4 years later I really have that deep desire to go back. But unfortunately my shoulder hurts and fencing is a sport that “focuses” more on one side of the boda that on the other. So even if I am sad about that I have to let go of that desire I know that in 10 month and years my body/health/muscles will be more healthy.
    What I love to do is to reward myself- so I am very consious that sometimes I will eat that cupcake but not stuff it down. Love! Andrea

    • Sage on February 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      That’s a great example, Andrea! Sometimes we have to wait a little while to get what we want, but it might be the best decision for us. I need to stop eating so many cupcakes and junk food! It feels good in the moment, but I’m not happy later when I gain weight.

  3. Molly on February 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

    This is really great, Sage! Mike and I have been discussing some major life decisions lately (whether to move or not & what size Airstream we want to eventually buy) and have been trying to look at the short & long term consequences. I saw something on Pinterest that says “don’t give up what you want most for what you want now” and that has really stuck with me.

    I’m definitely going to use this for other decisions, too, especially when it comes to eating junk food! Cupcakes… mmmmmm 🙂

    • Sage on February 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

      I know! It’s hard for me to resist cupcakes in the moment, but I know I’ll be happier 10 months from now if I can fit into a smaller size. Follow your heart and do what you really want. There’s an Airstream out there waiting for you. 🙂