Thursday, March 23, 2006

Small choices affect your daily life

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J.K. Rowling

Most of us don't realize how even small decisions we make each day affect our lives. These can be positive or negative influences.

An ill-considered comment made to a mate, friend or colleague could be like poison in drinking water, thereafter affecting the trust that person has in us.

A choice to visit a library or shop for clothes might affect what inputs our brain, thus making a permanent change in the way we think about life and our future.

People with below average IQs have achieved postgraduate degrees from universities. People with physical disabilities have learned to perform feats of physical prowess that would shame the average person (witness the Paralympics).

Understanding our abilities can mean knowing our weaknesses, which could result in our avoiding anything that would display these weaknesses to others.

However, knowing our weaknesses can mean identifying those parts of our lives that we can improve, usually at very little cost other than time and effort.

You can even choose whether this will be a good day or a bad day. The day will unfold, magically, the way you choose.

Choose wisely.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to help everyone make wise choices.
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