Decisions, Decisions!

A week ago the right hemisphere of my brain fell under the full fledge attack of a myriad of decisions I needed to make before the fall semester began. Decisions related to the type of classes to take, the amount of classes to take, the appropriate times to take those classes and where to take those classes. Immediately following our first breath of air (after being spanked on the derriere by a doctor) we are catapulted into a life infected by a cornucopia of decisions that need to be made. We decided when to take our first steps, whether to make “dadda” or “momma” our first words, if we desire to be a law abiding citizen or a criminal, which profession to pursue, if we prefer to make a difference or be a mediocre statistic, etc. As the hour hand on life’s time clock rotates (clockwise) the decisions we make mutate in complexity and are appended with ramifications.

“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” –Chinese Proverb

Decisions regardless of size should never be rushed or made without taking the time to properly weigh all options or consequences.

The decisions we make will determine how straight we can keep our shell (kayak) as we scull (row) during the repechage of our lives!

We will always be surrounded by decisions each day of our lives. Will you choose to make the right or wrong decisions?

“We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision.” – Gary Collins

 

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Behind Closed Doors

A few days ago I showed up to the location of my internship with a fully revved up mindset of productivity. I woke up on the right side of the bed and my creativity was at a height that rivaled that of Mount Kilimanjaro. I made my way to the office doors and to my chagrin, the doors were locked. I knew what lied behind those doors but I had no way to get to it.

We encounter similar situations throughout our earthly existence.

“The back of one door is the face of another.” – Proverb

In life there are times when our doors of opportunity closes shut without any warning. Sometimes doors are slammed shut in our faces with the veracity of an angry, disgruntled teenager storming off to his/her room after a dramatic display of a temper tantrum. These opportunities may take the form of a job, relationships, investments, etc.

“Though one door is shut, there are thousands still open to you.” – Ruckett

A closed door simply frees up space for a new and greater opportunity to come your way. Regardless of the preventative methods you choose to employ, doors will close as you walk down your hallway of life.

“There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” – Elizabeth Taylor

The life we live is determined by the doors we choose to open and close! Which doors are you preparing to walk through?
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Frog In A Tree

Last week during a conversation with a good friend (Bianca) of many years and interesting cluster of words were formed. The phrase in question was “A frog in a tree”. I remember an occasion while I went out for a leisurely stroll at night. As I approached a patch of shrubbery I was startled by the sound a movement of some kind. I paid no mind to where I was walking and came really close to steeping on a frog. I do not have a phobia of the slimy amphibian. However, I’m not going to follow Princess Tiana’s (from the Disney movie The Princess and the frog) footsteps and lock lips with Kermit the Frog’s distant cousin.

“It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.” – Virginia Woolf

How often do we miss subtle clues or hints that a friend, significant other, teacher, spouse, etc. may be sending us? These clues if picked up on can assist in strengthening a relationship (Like most guys, I tend to miss the majority of these clues). These hints may be warning signs or even cries for help that can easily go unnoticed if we are too consumed with ourselves or snuggled to tightly in our cocoon of life.

We all need to make a greater effort to recognize and efficiently respond to the needs of those around us.

“People will teach you how to sell them if you’ll pay attention to the messages they send you.” – Anonymous

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Golden Achievement!

I’m sure for the last week we’ve all been bombarded by the jaw dropping spectacle of events known as the Olympic Games. If you have been living underneath a smooth, spherical rock on the Galapagos Islands its fine if you didn’t know the Olympics were taking place in London at this very moment. I’m always floored by the manner in which athletes are inspired to perform at a level which exceeds their expectations in order to win a gold medal and watch as his/her country’s flag is elevated to harmonious sounds of the respective national anthem. During this Olympics we are often treated to opportunities to watch athletes squeeze every ounce of will out of their bodies to push themselves to break and set world records. We were also given the opportunity to drink from the cup of inspiration while watching double amputee Oscar Pistorius realize his dream of competing in the Olympics against able-bodied athletes.

“The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.” –Harold Taylor

How have you achieved? How have you making strides to become all that you can be? Are you even trying to achieve?

We have many opportunities to push ourselves to win a gold medal in achievement as we compete during our Olympic Games of life. An individual doesn’t need to be a finely oiled or sculpted athlete to achieve in the highest field of human endeavor. Achievement blossoms out of your will or desire to beat the odds and become better than you were before.

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny spark of possibility inside you into a flame of achievement.” –Anonymous

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