One of my early mentors taught me the valuable lesson that “every moment is a new opportunity to choose.”
This is an incredibly valuable insight when we are feeling trapped by circumstance or faced with amazing competing opportunities.
Remembering that we always have a choice is the precursor to experiencing true freedom. You can choose to exit a relationship right now. You can choose to switch careers and make less money right now. You can choose to take a year off right now.
Certainly, every decision we make comes with consequences. However, we have a proclivity as humans to overestimate negative outcomes and underestimate positive ones.
If is it helpful, remember that there really are no mistakes in life. Since there are no crystal balls to look into, we can only make decisions in the present moment given the information we have and take action. No doubt that sometimes we look back and realize that we would have made a different choice with hindsight.
But that is how life works. Isn’t it awesome?
If you want a life filled with oodles of amazing experiences, emotions, people and things, the following 5 choice-making steps will serve you well: Evaluate, act, assess, refine and embrace.
I’m not suggesting that anyone act hastily. But I’m also conscious of avoiding decision paralysis.
Take responsibility for your choices. Make them and embrace them.
Choose to be a master of choice and watch your world and happiness expand.