Why making choices can make such a difference.

ChoicesMaking a choice, it seems like such a simple concept, but it can have a profound impact on your life… The ability to make a choice is easy for some and tougher for others. Regardless of the difficulty of the specific choices you are faced with, one thing remains – you have to choose.

Whether you are aware of it or not, multiple choices are presented to you throughout each day: Stay or go, leave now or leave later, go to the gym or not, meet with Sally or cancel, attend the meeting at work or skip it, call or don’t call, say what you think or just keep quiet, should I buy or wait, turn left or go straight, meet with George or with Harry, stop at the filling station or just go straight home… The list goes on.

The fact remains that you have to make choices – simple choices – continuously, throughout the day. For now, just become aware of how many choices you have to make in a day and you will see that you can have a direct impact on the events in your life because of the choices you make.

Some key items to remember about choices:

  • When it comes to more complex choices it is best to take your time, do research of your own, read up on the pros and cons of either choice(s) or seek the advice of experts in the field. Having good values also helps, you can read more here.
  • Not making choices does not make them go away. In fact, it seems that the longer it takes you to make a choice the more it begins to bother you. It will gnaw at your sub-conscious and just won’t go away… until you make the choice.
  • If you don’t make choices quickly, people make choices for/about you, or events happen without your explicit intervention. That’s when things start to happen to you.

All of the above can be affected, directly, by you becoming aware of, and making choices with intent to achieve an outcome which you prefer. So go ahead and make that choice, the sooner you do, the better. It will save you time. It will make you feel better. It will help you make progress quicker.

In closing, please leave a reply if this information was helpful to you. Feel free to share your story, challenge or what you have learnt. Chances are that if you have a problem, other people have it too and your comment may just help them too. Remember, choosing to reply is a choice. 🙂 To your success!

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  1. Allan December 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you Christo for enlightenment, it is really encouraging to read all this information you put out for us who are looking for ways to actually achieve this in life…again thank you.

    • Christo van Zyl August 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Allan. Thank you for your comment! I have been playing with a few plugins and seems I have neglected my comments ;( Thanks again for your comment and I will respond sooner from now again! Thank you for your thank you – a pleasure indeed! Best regards, Christo

  2. Moshe December 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    This really is something I have to find more information about, thank you for the posting.

    • Christo van Zyl December 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you Moshe. Please keep checking back. I have lots and lots more coming. Best regards.

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