Making Decisions

It has been a torrid couple of weeks at work with pressures within & without towards moving what is hopefully for the best for all. Still, surprisingly to myself, my conscience remains clear & each day I go through remains filled with a sense of peace & well-being. Come what may.

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Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!
Ranging from the big to small. From the mundane to the extraordinary. We live each & every one of our days making decisions whether consciously or automatically going through the motions.

Have you ever pondered how you make these decisions? How is your decision making process like? Do you ponder & agonize over every single action? Or do you blow through everything with a devil may care attitude?

The Choices we Make
Today are the steps we move our futures on. How sometimes the smallest of things can have the biggest of impacts. Scary sometimes. Perplexing. Worrying. Yet the ultimate underlying matter is that your choices move you where you want to go. Whether that means you write down your goals or simply follow your gut feelings, that’s all there is to it.

Chaos may be fun, until the day after when you wake up from the overdose of drugs & sex with someone you’d puke looking at in RL. Not so fun now is it, no matter how the media or others try to sell how glamorous things are. Wake up, bud.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

~Robert Frost (The Road Not Taken)

The Point of No Return
Actually doesn’t really exist. A lot of people have proven to be inspirations to stop whatever they were doing for whatever reasons, and to strike out a new path or even a full U-turn. There’s never a too old or too late until you hit six feet. And if after proper time & thought, it’s perfectly ok to change your decision no matter if your critics lambast you as being wishy-washy or two-faced.

Follow your heart. And believe.

PS. Don’t be a cynic about the poem 😉

Question
How have the decisions you made influenced your life today?

Fulfillment

Where are you right now? Not in your location, but where are you right now in your life. Are you heading towards your dreams? What actually really motivates you? Are you contented or is contentment really a poor man’s shirt?

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Mind
Do you still crank up your brain juices? Are you mentally-prepared & ready to grow each & every day? How are you keeping yourself mentally-stimulated & awake?

Body
With mind of course comes the body. Physically are you in good shape? Do you take care of your well-being? Getting enough rest, exercise, vitamins & smelling enough roses?

Wealth
For although we all know by know that money comes way behind many other things & is not even the top 3 things in our life, money remains an enabler. Wealth remains a means towards fulfillment by giving us a valuable trade off into peace of mind, health, time & many other things.

Spiritual Wealth
Are you wealthy in every sense? Like the mind & body, wealth comes in both the greenbacks & also the unseen inner wealth. Call it inner peace, meditation, quiet time, prayer, etc – We all do need to find our own spiritual beings within ourselves.

People
For we are all social beings & all the wealth in the world has no meaning without family & friends to share it with. Do you have partner in life? Are you treating your partner right? Are you truly keeping in touch & connecting with the many people around you each day?

Time
And like many things, there of course are limitations. Time itself can be either a great key to freedom or a locked cage confining us. How are you spending your time in the various 5 key areas above? Is there a good balance between all the key areas & also within each of these areas itself?

Question
How would you define fulfillment?

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