“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”- Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.
Breakdown: Decisions… We Love them but scared of them many times. Virtually no one wants theirs to be taken away, yet many shy away from them. They are the most dominating and expressive statements one can make, as one’s decisions goes a long way to display their state of mind and disposition.
So decisions… America just made one of their most historic ones some weeks back (as regards the office of the president). The people have decided, what is best for them, who is the “right choice” and now have to live with the decision they’ve made.
This is what decisions are really about, you have the power and the ability to make them but then ironically, once you’ve made them, they begin to make (and define) you.
For instance, I chose the (federal) University I attended over another renowned private university in the country. Yes it was my decision to make, but then after that one critical moment… My whole life, per say, was suddenly hinged upon that, my social life: the kind of friends I had, my spiritual life, my business life, and even the duration of my stay in school. At different points in time I could juxtapose my decision with what could have been, but could never change my decision after I’d made it, because now, by deciding, I had virtually given my decision power to chart the course of my life.
Fact: This is a new week, and the year is basically over. There are about 26 days left in the month with an average of about 15 working days in corporate bodies…
There’s still time, and there’s still space. Be careful what you decide, because though you have the power to decide NOW, your decision invariably hands your authority over. So if I were you, I’d be careful who (or what) I’m giving such power to.