This Life...How Did I Get Here?
Have you ever sat and reflected on your life and on how you got to where you were? Not necessarily in a bad way. Maybe your life is great, but admittedly maybe there are some things you would change if you could, right? Life is one big series of decisions. Choice after, after choice, after choice. Although many times we feel like we do not have a choice in a particular situation, it is quite often a matter of not liking the options.
I think there comes a point in all of our lives when we ask the question, "how did I get here?". Whether it is health and fitness issues, marital problems, financial problems, a work situation, or addiction. It all always comes down to our decisions along the way. You will not always choose right, but it is important to learn from your mistakes. Do not continue making poor choices, because there is always another decision to make right around the corner. There is always another chance to do better, to be better.
There is no going back in life, and very rarely are we allowed a do over. We can procrastinate, delay, stall, but eventually you have to choose, and live with that choice. Fail to choose timely, and the decision is made for you. Sometimes the options are between something easy, and something difficult. Rarely will the easy choice lead down the path of success, true happiness, or fulfillment.
Perhaps even worse than the bad decision, is no decision. A "default" decision, so to speak. Leaving your fate in the hands of others is no way to live, and the coward way out. Make the best decision you can with the information you have, own it, and hope for the best. Better yet, make additional good decisions along the way to increase the odds of success and happiness. Those are my words of wisdom, but I am still a work in progress.
You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny - Roy T. Bennett