Just trying to change the world, one blogpost at a time.


11 December 2016

Decisions.



I will make good decisions.

"How bad you want it determines how much you'll sacrifice to get it."

We are our choices. Of course there are external factors that come into play, events that occur outside of our control but ultimately where we are right now is a result of all we have done so far. For every action there's a reaction, each choice having some sort of knock on effect in our lives. Who we spend time with, where we work, the things we do in our spare time, even what we eat for dinner; all these things add up to form our current situations. Some see this as karma, others as consequence but either way if we want our tomorrow's to look a certain way we have to start outlining the sketches today.

Naturally, we have all at some point in our lives made mistakes/bad decisions that lead us into places we don't want to be. Fact of the matter is we always will, we can't always get things right - if that was the case there'd be no point in living because we'd have nothing to learn, nothing to develop into. The bad choices can sometimes be even more important that the good ones because they give us somewhere to go, they teach us the most invaluable lessons and in hindsight serve as the beginning of stories of triumph. There is such beauty to found in the learning process, how over time we can go from one thing to another, and how making one simple choice one day can lead to something incredible further down the line.

As mentioned in the previous post however there's always going to be an opportunity cost and so we have to decide what we want out of life, and how badly we want it. Let's use money as an example. Suppose you're a student and one your goals is to have £1mil comfortably sitting in the bank. You're currently considering getting a car but you have no income other than student loans. Whilst the car might make it easier for you to get around, its an expense that in essence will make it harder to reach your goal. Don't get me wrong, I don't think steering off track a little from time to time is necessarily a bad thing, that's why I stay eating those pizzas even though I'm trying to get buff, but it's important to pay attention to how our choices will affect the acceptability of our long term goals. If we aim to make decisions that brings us closer to our main goals 8 times out of 10, then there's only so long it can be before we make them a reality. With patience and discipline there's no reason why we can't get to that place that we dream of.

Stay Blessed,
Selorm xo

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