Making Optimal Choices

Premise & Objective

Our daily choices are linked to our quality of life and goal achievement. These relationships are largely hidden and differ by individual. Experiments, self-monitoring, and statistical analysis can help us discover the hidden causes behind our state and performance, giving us the information needed to take actions that help us achieve peak state. Experiments and tracking will yield unexpected insights into simple behavioral changes that improve our lives – causal links between choices and goals.


Total Optimal is an app that helps one achieve personal goals by discovering the relationship between daily choices and outcomes. It assists with the tracking of performance (via self-evaluation, journalism, and wearable fitness trackers) and choices made throughout the day and finds correlations among them. When a causal link is suspected between choices and goals (significant correlations are found), it assists with the creation of experiments to help learn what choices actually play a causal role.