Our Choices in the past.
Our lives Tomorrow, will be the result of
the Choices we make Today!
What would we do today,
That will make a difference tomorrow?
How true isn’t it? If we continue to make the same choices we have made in the past, how could we expect something different today?
If life is like a book we received at birth as what Dorothy mentioned in her blog, how are we writing each chapter? Our parents have already helped to write the introduction for us and now it is up to us to complete the rest of the chapters in the book.
Is the book going to be one that grabs the readers’ attention and keeps them going from one chapter to another? Or is it going to be one the readers will put down after reading the first chapter and know exactly what they can expect in the following chapters or even the conclusion?
Whatever it is, it is up to us what we want to write in the book. And since we are stuck with the writing, why not make it an exciting one – starting from today! We cannot erase what have already been written, but we sure can start rewriting life with different choices from today.
How our stories will turn out depend on the choices we are making each day. From a past training I went to previously, the trainer was telling us not to look at the current status in our lives and decide that that is how we would be in the future. He stated that our current status in life are the reflection of the choices we had made in the past. So if we are unhappy about our current status in life, we have to start making different choices now. Quoting Jim Rohn, “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” We certainly are not trees where we are rooted, we can move and change.
As the saying goes, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If we change our choices, we can hope to create a new future.
Life has always been about making choices. Even if we refuse to make any choice, it is still a choice we made in not making any choice. There are times we may feel that we are not in control of how some situations are turning out and yes we cannot always control what goes on outside. But we do have the power to control what goes on inside us. Tap on that power inside us to make the choice.
Today is the first day of the rest of our lives. What would we do today, that will make a difference tomorrow?
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A Thanksgiving Limerick, DC-style:
I just heard that two turkeys’ demise
Was avoided, to their great surprise.
The big turkey in power,
In the eleventh hour,
Gave them pardon, along with the pies.
Hope you and yours have the Happiest!
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@ Melissa, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too. 🙂
Quote what Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Unquote
But I also read Albert himself was rather absurd at his last twilight years.. from his gf’s writings..
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Blessings to you & yours this holiday weekend! :o) You post on choice/choices is timely, as I’m facing some new challenges and leaving my heart open to lots of new possibilities and choices–it’s scary but exciting too!
@ housewife9988, I have no idea about that. But perhaps a genius is often misunderstood. 🙂
@ Tracy, yes. It can be quite scary to look at new possibilities but I am also move by the excitements. 🙂
Ah, so very true, and very inspirational entry. I have a friend that I have discussions with all the time about this subject. I think some people are just happier blaming the choices other people made in the past on how their life will be miserable forevermore instead of taking personal responsibility for the outcome.
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I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing another thought provoking post.
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This post is right on the money. I find lots of folks blame everything and everyone else for their own poor choices. Make me scratch my head.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
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@ Martha, taking responsibility is hard especially when something went wrong; most people don’t like to take the blame. 🙂
@ Pam, thank you. 🙂
@ Sandee, it is always easier to blame others than taking the responsibility. I think it has something to do with attitude. Taking responsibility seems to be admitting ones fault or mistake. We need a shift of mindset. 🙂
Hi BK, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment.
Some thoughts about your article, indeed life is what we make it, we are confronted with a lot of choices but often times we refuse to take one because we think of others that might also be directly affected by the choice we opt to make … …. HIRAP KAYA MAGDECIDE KUNG MAY MGA ANAK KANA! Hay buhay!
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very inspiring post. Indeed we reap what we sow…
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This is a very important thing to think about.
Very important indeed.
It’s such a positive way to view life. Love it and so encouraging. Thank you so much for writing about it.
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I wonder everyday! 🙂 I try to not get so concerned about making the choices that I let them be made for me. 🙂
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@ Vernz, indeed, making choices will affect the people around us too. Whether one makes a choice or not, it will inevitably affect the people around him/her whether directly or indirectly.
@ Ernest, indeed, we reap what we sow.
@ Eren, thank you.
@ Lisa, there are times when we may need help from others to make choices; We may need their advices. 🙂
Great Post! This is something that I hope I can teach my children. I want them to understand that life is all about choices and the decisions we make, the way we choose to react to events. Thanks for sharing.
I love this post and it came at a great time. I recently thought separation was the answer for my marriage and have since realized I was making a very similar mistake that I always make in relationships … not allowing myself to be happy. Not sure where I get it from, I know my Mother doesn’t have the best relationships … so I decided to step up & take action to move forward in a positive way with my husband .. together! I agree if we keep doing the same things the same way over and over … NOTHING will change or get better!!
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@ Maria, that is what I will hope to inculcate in my children too. 🙂
@ Brandy, I certainly hope your marriage will turn out great in the end. Wishing you and your family goodness in all areas.
a right move is important. thanks for sharing this post.
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@ Viel, you are most welcome. 🙂
It is true that a choice should be taken today. If you don’t do it now, it cannot make a difference tomorrow.
However, we often think we must take a choice or a decision, only to run away from a problem instead of dealing with it.
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@ Gabriele, perhaps what I may say is “it is not what happened but how we react to what happened that matters.” I have always believe in taking proactive measures toward problems.
Very good post BK and so true about letting go of the past because there is nothing we can do to change it. I’ve been trying to do some of that letting go myself lately. I’m now trying to work on some choices I need to make soon. Thanks so much for visiting this past week much appreciated.
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@ Jude, all the best in making your choices. 🙂
I firmly believe that our lives now are the result of all our choices, both good and bad. It helps me not to feel bad about dumb choices that I’ve made because they too have brought me to where I am now, which is a pretty happy place.
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@ Tina, it may not always be cleared if our choices in the past were good or bad. If we are happy with our current status, then it might not be so bad after all. 🙂
Have you ever heard Dr. Phil ask his clients, who are in the middle of defending their bad behavior that doesn’t work, “And how’s that working for you?” And now I ask myself that every time I make a decision. If in the past a certain behavior brought favorable results, I will do it again. If not, I won’t. Thanks for the post!
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@ Cathy, thank you for sharing that from Dr. Phil. That will work great for me too. Thank you for always dropping by. Have a great day. 🙂
“We cannot erase what had already be written, but we sure can start writing the most exciting and colourful story from today.”
Amen to that!
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@ Meleah, yes. Start writing the most exciting and colorful story. 🙂