Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it?
"Tiny Decision Logic."
Like it's some kind of magical solution to a problem you're facing.
Maybe it is.
I want you to take a moment and think about a circle. Even the letter O will do.
When you draw a circle, you make a sweeping curve with your fingers or hand depending on the size of the circle.
It's one fluid motion.
But what about your computer? Does it draw a sweeping curve? Your printer? Your phone?
They don't. Because they can't.
Computers, phones, printers - anything that has to translate data from digital to visible are making a series of decisions.
Everything I just mentioned has to make decisions based on pixels.
We're all vaguely familiar with pixels, but to take this example to its most simplistic extreme - let's treat a pixel like a small square with two possible states.
In our example, a pixel is either on or off. It either shows black or white.
When a digital device draws a circle, it has to choose which squares become black, and which stay white.
So how do we get from the blocky zero of your alarm clock to the circular zero of the modern computer? We increase the number of pixels.
And by doing so - we increase the number of decisions that have to be made.
But if we want to show a small curve, we have to shrink these pixels. The decisions get smaller and smaller and smaller. And the end user? We make one decision. Type the number zero.
And why am I talking about the number zero? Because each one of those little squares get smaller and smaller. If you take a screenshot of this and zoom in on one of the curves, you'll see small square-shaped steps of various shades of grey.
Each one of those squares is a pixel. And the higher the resolution of your screen, the closer you'll have to zoom in to see anything except the smooth curve.
So our "big decision" to type the number zero is translated into the dozens of tiny decisions made by the computer to turn on each necessary pixel.
Now how do we apply this to decision making in life?
Life is made of little steps - decisions made at such a fine scale that we can’t see the difference between making the sixty decisions that get us to breakfast every morning and making the one decision to have breakfast.
Yes. That’s a microscopic example of a decision, but most decisions are just that small.
If you want to make something happen, the only thing you really have to ask yourself is: “Do I want this enough to make the next decision?” And if you do, then the question that gets asked is -“Do I want this enough to make the next decision?”
A huge goal is: "I want to make this blog successful."
The tiny decisions that get there:
1) Start reading - Anything will do.
2) Find inspiration - Walk, listen to music, talk to people you haven't talked to.
3) Write - Just make the decision to write. Rain or shine, put pen to paper, or hands to keyboard.
4) Make Time - Three hours out of every day must be dedicated to the process of reading, listening, and writing. No distractions.
5) Publish - All of the previous decisions are null and void if the articles don't go up on time.
At its core, Tiny Decision Logic, or TDL can be summed up as:
"Just keep deciding you want it, and you’ll get there eventually."