It is estimated that the average adult makes 35,000 choices per day.
Go right or left?
Have one more drink, or call it a night?
Sleep in, or go for a run?
Every single one of these choices impacts something else. What may seem like a small, insignificant choice may indirectly lead to a much bigger outcome, weeks or years down the road.
“We are the sum total of the choices we have made.”-Eleanor Roosevelt
Albert Einstein concluded that past, present, and future exist simultaneously, and that time is an illusion. Some quantum physicists believe that parallel universes – multiple dimensions – exist. I believe there are an infinite number of dimensions, each a different version, created the compound decisions and actions that we have all made, and the ripple effect of each choice.
“In many of these dimensions, there exist better versions of me. In one of these dimensions exists the best version of me. I strive to shape my world into his world and become him.”-Ethan King
Imagine for a moment that another version of you walked through the door right now…same age, exact same DNA… but this version of you is way cooler, smarter, healthier, better looking, better love life, richer, more polished, more ambitious, more successful, etc…all because he or she made different choices in life. How would it make you feel to come face-to-face with that person?
Someone once said that hell on Earth would be, if on your dying day, you were to meet the person you could have become.
That thought makes me shiver. It keeps me up at night. It is what motivates me. Because I want to be the best possible version of myself. I don’t want to meet the man I could have been and feel anguish because I didn’t realize my full potential.
So when faced with a decision, I ask myself “what would the best, most evolved version of Ethan do?”. It is as if that uber-version of me is my imaginary advisor.
Don’t get me wrong, I am far from perfect. I make terrible decisions and fall short of the mark, more often than not. But I do try to put every choice through this filter.
Since I’m constantly trying to rewire my brain to think this way, I once stuck a note to my bathroom mirror with that exact question written on it… “what would the best, most evolved version of Ethan do?”
But note fell off the mirror, and I forgot about it.
Then I figured, since I own a custom clothing company, why not make myself a shirt?
The genius inventor and Renaissance artist, Leonardo Davinci, was known to write his thoughts in mirror script. I made this shirt in the same script because, unlike most t-shirts, this shirt isn’t designed for others to read… it is designed for ME.
Now when I look in the mirror, the question is repeatedly driven into my subconscious, rewiring my neurons to always think in this way.
I believe that this life hack empowers me to make smarter decisions that move me closer to where I want to be, faster.
I even sleep in this shirt, so that when I wake up and look in the bathroom mirror, my subconscious is reminded.
If you’d like to try this concept for yourself, I invite you to get your own EVOLVE shirt here. Wear it for a year. Sleep in it. Then 12 months from now, let me know how your life was impacted.
If after a year of wearing it, you don’t think this shirt improved your life in some way, I’ll give you a full refund.
In conclusion, striving to become the best version of yourself is an elusive goal. It is impossible to reach, because there’s always room for improvement. But what might happen if you decide to go for it? What new doors might open for you? What new dimensions may you reach?
“Become who you might become, instead of staying who you are.”-Jordan Peterson