Sunday, January 30, 2011

Class of decision, evaluating choices

I've noticed that people always struggle to make decisions.  It's simply really, and today, I shall reveal the principles behind how I reach a decision. 

Being decisive is of paramount importance (as I learned on my cardinal crusade of gutso mentioned in the Laws of 22).  You see, many a times, people gain confidence in you not because of what you are capable of, but rather due to the brash assurance you have.  Would armies of men follow Julius Caesar into war had he shown signs of wavering?  How did Michael Jordan know when to go in to strip the ball away from his opponent?  How did my mother know when to walk away when bargaining?

When making choices/decisions, there can only be three results.

Class 1:  Gain of control, refers to when you establish command.  Improves your position.
Class 2:  Moves that result in co-operation are neutral in nature.  Status quo.
Class 3:  Moves that surrender power to others.  Weakens your position.  

Class 1 moves, in layman's terms, helps you seize the upper hand and would leave you empowered and in the driving seat.  One should always strive to execute Class 1 moves as they will allow you to assert dominance.  However, you must be sure you can deliver what you promise, otherwise, the consequences that may entail will leave you worse than a neutered cat.  As a man, promises should always be honored, regardless of the level of ridiculity.  As such, if a Class 1 decision is made, it follows that it must be upheld.  For example, when a girl asks if you have a six-pack, by affirming that you have an eight-pack instead or inviting her to check out your bod, would be considered Class 1 moves.  Note:  if you're alpha (like me), you would do both simultaneously.

Class 2 moves, being "neutral", confers an advantage to no one.   

Class 3 moves, allot authority to others.  This is generally shelfed under "weak".  It puts you in a "beggar" position.  You forgo your right to make the choice to others.  For instance:  someone asks you where you want to go for lunch and you reply with "anything". 

Now, obviously, the good decisions usually belongs to Class 1.  The acceptable choices fall into Class 2.  Bad decisions will go under Class 3. 

Yet, it is critical to know that it is not always possible, in fact, it will appear fake and thus, detrimental, to always make Class 1 decisions.  Furthermore, it will stress out even the toughest studs to dominate every single facet of life.  It is of importance to know what you care about (more on this in a later article; The Solo Theorem) and focus on them.  Certain decisions have no ultimate bearing and are just "process steps" and should not have any interference.   

Life is like fishing.  Putting the bait (feeding), is a Class 3 move, but if played right, it will evolve into a Class 1 result.

Shoot, score, smile.


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Anonymous said...

Good to identify the various moves/class, but wad about transition between the classes? CLass 3 to class 1?