Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Choice Is Yours

Making good choices will propel you to success faster than poor choices. The only way to get better at making good choices is to make more decisions. Then learn from the decisions that are made.

Don't be paralyzed by the grip of indecision. When faced with too many choices - pick one. Often you will not know what type of choice you have just made until many variables have been played out. Of course, it is this very idea that can lead to that paralyzing grip.

This quote brilliantly encapsulates the truth about making choices: In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. -Theodore Roosevelt

The right thing. Some decisions seem to come in a flash of original and almost divine inspiration. These are the decisions that are so good that you may wonder where they came from. Well, the answer is that they came from your persistence, preparation, and practice.

The wrong thing. You may at first regret such poor decisions; that's okay. The trick is to make that regret no more than a mere glance when compared to the long vision of the lesson to be learned from them. If a decision is so bad you just cannot learn from it, pat yourself on the back because at least you did something.

Nothing. This is an excuse that will surely lead to failure. You will never know if you would have made the right decision, and you lose the opportunity to learn from a poor decision. The only antidote to this is to do something.

What will you do the next time you are faced with a difficult decision? The choice is yours. Success awaits.

2 Comments:

At 4:25 AM, Anonymous chench said...

Awesome post! I added you to my links list, finally. Sorry about that. Anyway, I want to feature this post of yours in a future entry of mine. Great stuff!
Ken

 
At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great stuff.

 

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