So where has playing it safe got you?
Do you have a life that you celebrate your successes every day or are you disappointed so far with the outcome of your life?
On a daily basis we get to make choices, both big and small, and it is these that will determine how things work out for you.
Life is a series of choices. Each one we make can determine the outcome of our life. Where we are now is a result of the choices we have made in the past and our life tomorrow will be a result of the choices we make from today.
So often I find people stuck unable to make decisions. They can’t work out which way to go, what will be right for them, so do nothing, decide nothing and just stay where they are.
Yet life is all about making choices so to make no choice is to choose to stand still.
When it comes to making decisions, people feel fear, can be overwhelmed, are scared of making the wrong decisions.
People often fear making the wrong choices. Often when they see themselves at the fork in the road they are uncertain about what would be the right decision to make.
Often having choices and opportunities leave people stressed and undecided. Confusion and indecision grip them like a vice.
The more they think about their decision, the more muddled and stuck they feel.
“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.” Stephen R. Covey
If we don’t make our choices today, will we get the opportunity tomorrow.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Steve Jobs, in a graduation address at Stanford in 2005.
Making choices is the fuel for both personal and professional development.
To empower yourself to be firm in making decision and making your choices you have to be a dreamer: and allow your dreams to help you make the best choices for you and the attainment of these dreams.
If you do make the wrong choices, you will always have the opportunity to try again. That’s life and in truth unless we keep evolving and moving forward we will never get anywhere.