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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Decisions, decisions...

When we make a decision and act upon it, there is no CTRL Z button that we can press to undo our action. When we realise that the decision made was a mistake, we cannot change it once it is in motion.

What we can do is to take remedial action to rectify the matter at hand. When we realise that a mistake has been made because of a wrong choice, we can always take stock of the situation and plan our next course of action. Unlike the game "Monopoly" where we can go back to "Go", in life we don't have that luxury of starting over. We just continue on by making sure that our next step is the best for us.

Whether we realise it or not, each step that we take requires us to decide. We have to decide wisely in order to move a step in the right direction.

Many of us, I am sure, have made mistakes when deciding. It is part and parcel of life. We learn from our mistakes and we strive not to repeat them. This is a process of maturity, and this continues until the day we die.

There are times when we have to make hard decisions. Sometimes our decision is difficult to make, but in the long run, the outcome is best for us. There is no point taking the easy way out only to suffer later on.

Ah, this is just one of those midnight ramblings that I am having. As Robert Frost wrote in "The Road Not Taken":
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ---
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
What matters is that what we decide can make a difference.

On a personal note, I shall be making that decision soon...

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