I was driving today. For a while, I didn't have the radio on...I wasn't listening to my afformations...I wasn't listening to my self-help audio...
...so I began to think.
I came to the realization there are very few "big" decisions in life. Our lives are shaped by thousands of tiny decisions throughout each day that we are alive.
The decision of what we put in our mouths; if you're overweight, for most people, it comes down to what you put in your mouth every day and the amount of fitness you give yourself.
What time you wake up in the morning is a decision. Whether you hit snooze is a decision. Whether you iron your clothes every morning or make your bed is a decision.
EVERYTHING you do is prompted by a decision, which comes from an evaluation...the questions you ask yourself. Your decisions are your own; and yours only. Your decisions, granted, are influenced by other people, but, ultimately, you are responsible for every single one of them that you make...and you're making them ALL THE TIME.
"It is in our moments of decision that our destiny is shaped". That is very true. I'd like to add something to that.
If I make a decision to do something...let's say get in shape, it requires me to make the initial decision, which gives me direction.
Then, the next meal, I make a decision about what to eat, which affects the initial decision, positively or negatively...depending on what I've chosen. That night, I make a decision about whether or not to go to the gym (or do situps, etc.). The next meal, I make another decision.
I think people get caught up in the fact that if they fail to "keep" their decision, then it's over...meaning, if they eat a half of a chocolate cake one meal then they've failed in their objective. They haven't...the overall objective was to get in shape. Yes, this may have been a setback...but it was an extremely temporary one. Remember, there's another decision coming along in just a few hours. You have another chance this time to make the right one for you.
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