Choices good or bad create your life which means the life you have now is because of all the choices you have made up to this point. Now that can be hard to take in, especially if you aren’t happy with the way your life is right now. Every choice you make impacts your life and changes it for good or bad. The smallest decision can make a difference. When you look back over decisions made in the past, even ones you didn’t really think much about, it makes you realise that in reality your life is created by your choices.
- Choice involves decision making. It can include judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one or more of them. One can make a choice between imagined options or between real options followed by the corresponding action.*
Every single day we make choices whether you realise it or not.
Many people believe that life happens to them so things that happen in their life, isn’t their fault. Do you? Or do you realise that your life is created by your choices?
What Choices do you make?
Do you take the route of doing nothing when there are choices to be made, believing that any consequences that occur are not your fault? Well I don’t like to disillusion you but ……….. that too is a choice. You are choosing not to make a choice and therefore the consequences of that choice are your responsibility.
As we go through life we make choices, even as children. Choosing friends, books to read, whether to work hard in school or not. Then at high school choosing the subjects to take for exams. Thinking about what direction to go in after school, university or straight into a job.
Every day we choose when to get up, what to eat, whether to exercise, turn up for the job/school/interview etc.
How much cleaning gets done, laundry, washing/hoovering floors, dusting/getting rid of cobwebs etc.
What to do to relax, read or watch TV, do something creative or the myriad of other choices we have.
Many of these choices are done automatically, we don’t think about them much at all, it’s just something we do as part of daily life.
What do You want from life?
If you have found your way here you are clearly looking for change. So do you have an idea of what you want to change in your life?
Your job, home, relationship? Not as big as that or just too big a task to start with?
Your happiness level? Are you happy?
If you have been looking at others lives and wondering why their lives are so different or better you now know it’s about choices. Yes it can be irritating to see someone that’s no different to you in background, schooling, intelligence etc and yet they are now way ahead of you in the life stakes.
It makes you wonder if maybe it is pure luck, if so then there’s nothing you can do about it. An easy option right there. Luck is fickle, it hits you or it doesn’t, therefore it’s pointless trying to make changes. Right?
Good choices, bad choices.
Why are some choices good and others considered bad? Is there such a thing as a good or bad choice?
It’s not that the choice is good or bad it’s more about the outcome. If you aren’t happy with the result of the choice then you have learnt not to make that choice again.
When we make choices deliberately then we are taking responsibility for our lives. We understand that anything that goes wrong is down to a choice we made either recently or in the past.
We aren’t blaming others or expecting other people to get us out of problems of our own making, we are taking responsibility for our choices and subsequently our own lives.
When you make a deliberate choice and then take action you are creating a pathway to the future. Along the way you will make other choices, some may need adjusting as you go, as they steer you off the path. That’s not failure, it’s a course correction to keep you heading in the right direction.
Choices are an everyday part of life, many we make unconsciously.
The rest you:
Either opt out of and don’t take responsibility for your life, the direction it takes and the way it is now.
Or you take charge of your life and make choices that take your life in the direction you want it to go. So you enjoy the life you have now and eventually have the life of your dreams as you shape your future.
Choose wisely because Choices good or bad create your life every single day.
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