It’s All About Your Choices

Life is About Choices You Make!!

Life is like a road. There are long and short roads;

smooth and rocky roads; crooked and

straight paths. In our life many roads would come our

way as we journey through life. There are

roads that lead to a life of single blessedness,

marriage, and religious vocation. There are also

roads that lead to fame and fortune on one hand, or isolation and poverty on the other. There

are roads to happiness as there are roads to sadness, roads towards victory and jubilation, and

roads leading to defeat and disappointment.

Just like any road, there are corners, detours, and crossroads in life. Perhaps the most

perplexing road that you would encounter is a crossroad. With four roads to choose from and

with limited knowledge on where they would go, which road will you take? What is the

guarantee that we would choose the right one along the way? Would you take any road, or just

stay where you are: in front of a crossroad?

There are no guarantees!!!

You do not really know where a road will lead you until you take it. There are no

guarantees.

This is one of the most important things you need to realize about life. Nobody said that

choosing to do the right thing all the time would always lead you to happiness. Loving someone

with all your heart does not guarantee that it would be returned. Gaining fame and fortune does

not guarantee happiness. Accepting a good word from an influential superior to cut your trip

short up the career ladder is not always bad, especially if you are highly qualified and

competent.  There are too many possible outcomes, which your really cannot control. The only

thing you have power over is the decisions that you will make, and how you would

act and react

to different situations.

Wrong decisions are always at hindsight.

Had you known that you were making a wrong decision, would you have gone along with it?

Perhaps not, why would you choose a certain path when you know it would get you lost? Why

make a certain decision if you knew from the very beginning that it is not the right one. It is only

after you have made a decision and reflected on it that you realize its soundness. If the

consequences or outcomes are good for you, then you have decided correctly. Otherwise, your

decision was wrong.

Take the risk: decide.

Since life offers no guarantee and you would never know that your decision would be wrong

until you have made it, then you might as well take the risk and decide. It is definitely better

than keeping yourself in limbo. Although it is true that one wrong turn could get you lost, it

could also be that such a turn could be an opportunity for an adventure, moreover open more

roads. It is all a matter of perspective. You have the choice between being a lost traveler or an

accidental tourist of life.  But take caution that you do not make decisions haphazardly. Taking

risks is not about being careless and stupid. Here are some pointers that could help you choose

the best option in the face of life’s crossroads:

  • Get as many information as you can about your situation.


You cannot find the confidence to decide when you know so little about what you are faced with.

Just like any news reporter, ask the 5 W’s: what, who, when, where, and why. What is the

situation? Who are the people involved? When did this happen? Where is this leading? Why are

you in this situation? These are just some of the possible questions to ask to know more about

your situation. This is important. Oftentimes, the reason for indecision is the lack of

information about a situation.

  • Identify and create options.


What options do the situation give you? Sometimes the options are few, but sometimes they are

numerous. But what do you do when you think that the situation offers no options? This is the

time that you create your own. Make your creative mind work. From the most simplistic to the

most complicated, entertain all ideas. Do not shoot anything down when an idea comes to your

head. Sometimes the most outrageous idea could prove to be the right one in the end. You can

ask a friend to help you identify options and even make more options if you encounter some

difficulty, but make sure that you make the decision yourself in the end.

  •     Weigh the pros and cons of every option.

Assess each option by looking at the advantages and disadvantages it offers you. In this way,

you get more insights about the consequences of such an option.

  •     Trust yourself and make that decision.


Now that you have assessed your options, it is now time to trust yourself. Remember that there

are no guarantees and wrong decisions are always at hindsight.  So choose… decide… believe

that you are choosing the best option at this point in time.

Now that you have made a decision, be ready to face its consequences: good and bad. It may

take you to a place of promise or to a land of problems. But the important thing is that you have

chosen to live your life instead of remaining a bystander or a passive audience to your own life.

Whether it is the right decision or not, only time can tell. But do not regret it whatever the

outcome. Instead, learn from it and remember that you always have the chance to make better

decisions in the future.

 

Make A Decision Today That Can Change Your Tomorrow!!

 

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