We typically still through most choices in a day without making conscientious decisions. By old habit or unintended disengagement from larger goals, we grab an unhealthy food item to eat or we’ll purchase a product that we can’t afford nor will ever use. The consequences of even seemingly minor choices are real.
When these choices lead us to dissatisfaction, we have other choices to make. Make them then. Own the consequences of the originating choices and conscientiously make new and better ones to improve your outcome. Our next set of choices is how we will get to where we aspire to be, in fact, it’s the only way to get there.
I don’t think much of New Years resolutions, but rather prefer sound immediate decisions toward a strong commitment that we immediately begin acting upon. I don’t hold much value in waiting for the first day of the year while we continue to make poor choices for a few more days. A starting point is whenever you decide to change through your choices and then stick to it.
Commit or not to change by your choices and you will.
“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” — Shannon Adler —