What’s Better, Lying or Failing?

by Jan 9, 2023

Decisions you make today affect everything around you.

It’s sort of a cliche at this point. Of course the decisions you make affect everything around you. Yet most of us continue to live on autopilot. We live without thinking about the consequences of our actions. What music we listen to. How much water we drink. Or how active we are. 

There always comes a point where we have to make tough choices. And what many of us forget, myself included, is that these decisions occur every day, every hour, and every minute. When you force more urgency and attention on these micro-decisions, it can have an outsized effect. The Butterfly Effect states that a tiny decision can drastically change future outcomes. 

What’s most important is being aware of your decisions. You don’t have to become a monk and eliminate all sources of dopamine – just understand how your micro-decisions affect the future. 
In today’s episode of the Becoming Kings Podcast, I discuss one of the most potent examples of decision-making, Madoff, the Monster of Wall Street. Illustrating the dichotomy between lying and failing, Madoff can help us learn what it means to have emotional integrity.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street. (0:46)
  • Rather be a liar than be a failure. (5:19)
  • Win or why even try? (10:14)
  • Your emotional integrity is everything. (14:54)
  • What’s required of becoming a King! (18:51)

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