Early in my life, most of the important decisions concerning my welfare were made by my parents. Where the family was going to live, what vehicles they would drive, the school we would attend and the food that our family would eat were among the decisions they made. No doubt, they did what they thought was best considering all the factors that came into play. Nevertheless, they always had our best interest in mind. It was the outcome they focused in on:our health and the ability to take care of ourselves when the time came.
My parents knew that the ability to take care of ourselves meant that we had to make choices and learn from the outcome of those choices. They were wise enough to also teach us that we had to take full responsibility for the choices made.
Today, I am a result of the collective experiences from the choices I made along the way; EVERY experience, no matter how great or small. When asked the question, “Would you do things any differently if you had your life to live over?” the answer is “No, I would not because I truly love my life the way it is!”
EVERY choice I have made ultimately has led me to where I am today.
Have I made decisions that weren’t the best? Of course! But, those bad decisions were great teachers. They taught me where I didn’t want to be and how to make better choices.
The good and the bad have led me to my ultimate destination: a place of JOY.
It can be hard - when you are in the throes of a bad decision - to realize that this experience can ultimately be for your good. But as we go through it, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to stay in it. You can make another choice!
And sometimes new choices can cause pain and angst. Whether it's a new job or a new business or just a new perspective, making a choice sets a new world in motion. As Jim Rohn once said, “It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on. What matters most is getting off that fence. You cannot make progress without making decisions.”
Life is made up of an infinite number of choices. And, not to decide IS to decide. Choose to confront the changes before you with courage and you’ll open yourself to a life of your own design. Rather than procrastinate in fear of making the wrong choice, weigh your options and act on the one you feel at the time is for your better good. Revel in the choice to create a life of joy! Hopefully, the choices you make will manifest into what you had desired. If for some reason that particular choice didn’t work out as you wanted, the good news is; you get to choose again. Enjoy the choices!