Your Choice – Success or Failure

8 Jan

The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you in inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms. – Neil Boortz

You come to a fork in the road; should you go left or should you go right? One may lead to ultimate success, while the other may lead to catastrophic failure. Unfortunately, you don’t know which way to go, so you hope for the best and make a choice.

If you have thought your decision through, weighed your options, and then made your choice, you’ll have a much better chance of choosing the right course. But how many of us do that? Not nearly enough.

I believe too many people operate on auto-pilot. They move in the direction of where they think they should go and make corrective decisions along the way, mistakenly thinking they’re making the best choices. When they ultimately fail at whatever they were working on they are astonished. How did this happen they ask, never once understanding that every choice they’ve made is a cause, and everything that’s happened to them is the effects of that choice.

Cause and effect is a universal law and there is no way to avoid the effects of ones choices. When it is suggested to people that they learn to take responsibility for their lives they wholeheartedly agree, without the slightest idea of what taking responsibility really entails.

Taking responsibility for one’s life is nothing more than living consciously; thinking through your choices before making them. It is something all of us are capable of doing, if we take the time.

The next time you are faced with making a choice take the needed time to think things through. If I go left; this is what I expect to happen. If I go right; I should expect this. You are now in a much stronger position to make the best choice. Will it always be the best choice? I only wish. But it’s better than always finding yourself at the dead end of a dark lonely road, out of gas and out of options.

To taking responsibility,

Michael

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