Today I voted. For 18 years already I have had the right to vote and I have to admit that every time it moves me to be able to do so. This blog, however, is not about politics, but the elections and the voting got me thinking about all the choices that we have in our life.
In almost everything that we do, we have a choice. Think about how amazing that is; to have the power, ability and freedom to choose what to do and how to live. To put it another way – our choices makes us who we are and to a big extend defines the way we live. Sounds easy, theoretically, but I think that we are all aware, that it is much harder than that.
Most of the time, we are not even aware that we are making choices as most of them are part of our everyday life – choosing what to wear, what to eat, where to go, what to do or what to buy. Sometimes our choices are more conscious – who to marry, where to live, which car to buy or where to work.
Mostly, the choices comes with consequences. For everything that we chose to do (or not to do) there will be something that comes after. Sometimes we think that we can choose not to do anything, but that is also a choice in itself. It can at times be hard to know if the choices that we make, or want to make, are the right ones, but I think, that the choices that are right for us, are the ones that bring us peace, calm and even happiness.
When it comes to our finances, we also make choices every day, whether or not we are aware of them and these choices have a big part of deciding how we are handling those same finances. Yes, there are things that we have less control over as they are out of our personal realm, but even when these things are taken into account, we still have a lot (a lot!) that we can decide on.
We can decide where to live.
We can decide what to buy.
We can decide where to work and with what.
And that are just some of the things…..
So what can we do?
We can think of the pluses and the minuses of the choice we are about to make.
We can take it even one step further and think about what will be the worst thing or best thing that can happen, if we make that choice.
What do I really want?
So next time you are standing before a choice, while debating with yourself (or someone else) whether or not to do/ not to do something, remember, you have a choice. And choice equals change!