Choices are personal. That’s a fact because even the choices you don’t care about, are preconceived by who you are. Where do you want to eat? “It doesn’t really matter to me.” That’s actually a choice you have. You choose not to care about dinner that night as long as you get to eat with your friends. Who you are, perhaps a carefree person, forms the quick choices you make.
Then you have big and important choices. The ones that really make us look in the mirror. Ones we feel have a true impact on our life. These choices are a burden at times. They tend to put stress on our hearts. We fear regret or failure. We are intimidated by the idea that we might not be able to come back from the choice we make. The wrong choice might actually kill a part of us forever.
Marty McFly: Whoa. This is heavy.
Dr. Emmett Brown: There’s that word again. “Heavy.” Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth’s gravitational pull?
Making choices can suck. More than we want them to. But those choices are ones that teach us the most about life. The big ones. They tend to drift our course a little more abruptly. Sharp turns at high speeds on the path of life. They are the great turns though. Ones that create good fathers, loving mothers and leaders that communities desperately need.
The art of choosing is either courage or cowardice.
You can choose to do the right thing or be selfish and take what you think you “deserve.” You can choose to do nothing. You can choose to be a better friend. You can choose to spend more time with you family. You can choose to spend more time writing and actually finish what you started. You can choose to suck it up and finish school, work on paying off your debt, make your spouse breakfast, do the dishes for everyone else, shovel the neighbors sidewalk.
To actually listen to what others have to say and genuinely hear them.
You can choose the better choice. A greater one.
The choice is yours. This time, every time… It’s personal.