Write down what not to pursue in your life.
In other words, make calculated decisions to disregard certain possibilities and when an option shows up, test it against your not-to-pursue list.
It will not only keep you from trouble but also save you lots of thinking time.
Think hard once and then just consult your list instead of having to make up your mind whenever a new door cracks open.
Most doors are not worth entering,
even when the handle seems to turn so effortlessly.
The Art of Thinking Clearly // Rolf Dobelli