I want you to make a decision. I want you to decide whether to read what I’ve written or not bother. It’s an easy decision to make, isn’t it? Perhaps you want to learn about why being able to make decisions is important, but it may be that you prefer not to be the one making them.
As children we’re usually fortunate enough not to have to make many decisions, but as we develop through our teens we begin to learn about taking control of the things we do.
For those of us (everyone) who make a few mistakes along the way we learn that poor decisions have consequences, however small.
Don’t be Afraid of Mistakes
Making mistakes and understanding the consequences is an important part of our self-development. Each event becomes a life lesson, which is why we should never be afraid of making the wrong decision because there is always something to gain from it.
The worst course of action, always, is not to make a decision at all. Taking this course of inaction means that your life will always be under the control of someone else – whoever makes the latest decision for you.
Taking control of our lives enables us to create a sense of self-worth. If we each copied what everyone else did we would all become second rate clones of each other. The decisions we make can move us towards developing our own unique identities – not only in how we look, but what we like to eat and drink, the music we listen to, how we like to spend free time and what really interests us.
Knowing What you Want
By exploring the world around us, building a clear understanding of what affects us positively and what has the opposite effect, we gradually equip ourselves with an intellectual toolkit that we can use throughout our lives.
Increased exposure and experience of many different things also helps us to identify what is important to us. This helps us to filter out what we don’t really care for very much, so we waste less time on ‘stuff’ that doesn’t matter
Success will Follow
We begin to find that the more decisions we make the easier they become and we also make fewer poor decisions.
The fewer poor decisions we make, the better life becomes for us and the more successful we become because our decisions have helped us to focus on the important, not on the trivia.
It all begins with a willingness to make a decision, which you began when you decided to read what I have written.