Making the right choice is not enough

In all areas of life, one needs to make choices. From starting out in preschool by choosing who your friends will be to choosing where you would like to be buried (yes, that’s a very morbid thing to mention) and everything in between. Some are more important than others and the older you get the more difficult the choice can be as well as the impact it will have on your life and others.

It is common knowledge that we all sin in small and large ways but in life there are only a handful of choices that will define you as a person and reveal to people who you truly are.

Besides those few choices there are 3 choices in life that are the most important, the ones that become your rock upon which you stand:

  1. The religion you choose to believe in.
  2. The person you will spend the rest of your life with.
  3. The career direction you want to go into.

These aren’t choices that one should take lightly and it is 100% okay to change your mind on these, except if you are already married, but if you’re dating then you can change your mind I believe.

But going back to just making choices in general, whether it is of utmost necessity to make the right choice to deciding what you want on your sandwich, what follows the choice is as important. A good choice is not enough to for a positive change.

When I moved out the house and stayed in a house with a few other guys it was a large adjustment. I had to do a lot of things I have never done before. However there a came a time where I had to move on, where I had to find a new place. I wanted a change, and a positive one.

When I finally did choose a new place with new people it felt right, it made sense. I was happy and things started off really well. I was anticipating a close bond with these guys and to get to know each other on a deeper level.

What I noticed after 3 months was that our bonds weren’t much stronger and we weren’t much of ‘housemates’. It was only till about a month or perhaps a bit less when things started to change. Why did it change though? Well because we actually started doing things together as a house. We started watching movies, had dinner, prayed for each other and for the world. We started to make ground on the bonds.

And that’s why it’s important to take action on your choices. Making good choice is not enough. You will have to work on it, get better at it. It’s a constant battle of improvement. I’m not disregarding the fact of making the right choice but rather signifying the correlation of importance between the two.

You need commitment to start, but consistency to finish.

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