About This Equilibrium Recipe

Source: Sliding Doors (1998)

Extra Time Needed: 5 Minutes

Ingredients: Your journal

Min Experiment Commitment: 7 days

Potential Benefits: Awareness, Perspective, Intentional Living

The Equilibrium Recipe


“Sliding door moments” are seemingly inconsequential moments that nonetheless alter the trajectory of future events—for example, running back to someone for a hug and missing the train. Each day is made of countless little opportunities that can alter your destiny


  1. Use the DAILY TRACKER section to notice & record your everyday sliding door moments

  2. Use the REFLECTIONS + TAKEAWAYS section Reflect on these moments each day, and how they could have altered the events of your life

Why This Recipe works

All our lives are a series chain reactions. Think about how you met your best friend. If you hadn’t gone to that one event you didn’t want to go to, you wouldn’t have met the friend that introduced you to your best friend…

Every moment is a decision to make. You can choose to go home and tell your spouse about your day or bottle it up your stress. You can choose to start the morning with “I love you” or complain about the sun in your eyes. Remember, you are always one step away from a completely different life.

Your turn! Just this week, record the sliding door moments and see what patterns arise!