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Make Your Decisions The “Louis C.K. Way” (GQ Excerpt)

Make Your Decisions The “Louis C.K. Way” (GQ Excerpt)
JR Berard

In the latest issue of GQ, which features a great interview with comedian Louis C.K.. He talks about his early days in NYC doing ten-plus shows a night, his daughters and most importantly – his decision making process.

“…My rule is that if you have someone or something that gets 70 percent approval, you just do it. ‘Cause here’s what happens. The fact that other options go away immediately brings your choice to 80. Because the pain of deciding is over.

And…when you get to 80 percent, you work. You apply your knowledge, and that gets you to 85 percent! And the thing itself, especially if it’s a human being, will always reveal itself—100 percent of the time!—to be more than you thought. And that will get you to 90 percent. After that, you’re stuck at 90, but who the fuck do you think you are, a god? You got to 90 percent? It’s incredible!”

-Louis C.K., GQ

I like my decision making process to mirror that of my personal heroes. Check out the full length article here.

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