Your Challenge Today:
Take a deeper look at your choices.
There are only two mistakes
one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
Our lives are full of choices everyday ~ all kinds of choices. What time to get up, what to eat, what to wear, how to get to work, am I going to work today, shall I work from home… and that’s just the morning.
On the way to work I might walk by the bakery, should I look in the window, should I spy the chocolate muffin, should I enter the bakery and smell the goodness? Should I inquire about the chocolate muffin, should I buy two in case ‘Kathy’ might want one? Should I eat one on the way to work since I got up late and didn’t eat at home? Now I only have one, should I offer it to Kathy? I am still hungry because I didn’t have a real breakfast, should I eat the other one? Should I feel bad about myself and call Kathy a ‘skinny bitch’ because she hasn’t eaten two chocolate muffins?
Every choice we make has an effect on the rest of our lives, those we live with and those we work with. We may not really think about this and how our decisions affect others and while there may not be a direct effect, the decisions we make often have an impact on those around us ~ sometimes good, sometimes bad.
Let’s say we are feeling a little low energy ~ so, we decide to have a pick-me-up because all we ate this morning were those two chocolate muffins and now a little too stimulated, we find ourself feeling jittery, then edgy, then grumpy and those around us may not be aware of what’s happening and the atmosphere becomes tense. We start to feel spacey, and generally out of sorts because we haven’t taken the time to plan our meals well, eat a balanced breakfast and now we are scrambling to keep our mental focus.
So along the road there may be subtle sign posts ~ indicating the little decisions we have made that might be working against us. Seemingly insignificant moments, where we make a poor choice because we either don’t start to think of the consequences of our choices ~ or ~ don’t follow them through, all the way to their conclusion.
The questions are:
What small decisions have larger, longer term implications?
What small changes are yielding unexpected rewards?
~ any small decision and its ultimate impact ~