Perhaps you have made good decisions and now you desire to do more with your life. If you are to evaluate your life right now, can you say that you are achieving what you desire?
Some people approach their lives passively and they don’t lead their lives. They want something but they don’t actively pursue what they want to achieve. Oftentimes we hear people saying “if only I could rewind the hands of time, I would definitely correct the mistakes I made”.
You see, the choices we make each day have either positive or negative impacts on our lives. We don’t realize our involvement in wrong decisions until the time when we see the repercussions. We cannot turn back the hands of time and there is no time like the present. All of us are only given 24 hours regardless of our achievements, social and financial status.
The truth is, each of us chooses how to spend our time and if you want change, then think about what you can do today because the decisions you make today give you a better tomorrow. In Today Matters, John Maxwell encourages us to “Learn the disciplines that go with each decision”. In every decision you make, you should add a high sense of self-discipline because without it, you will not reach your full potential.
This reminds me of an intelligent student who is fortunate enough to pass her exams but did the minimum amount of work required and celebrated in the belief that she didn’t have to “try” to succeed. She openly admitted to being lazy and ten years later, she realized that she betrayed her potential back then. If she had actually tried, she could have received a scholarship and avoided student loan debt. She’d not be in a disappointing marriage or a job that leaves her unfulfilled. If she knew this was the result, she could have done things differently. This story reminds us that we should be aware of the decisions we make today, for they determine tomorrow’s achievement or failure.
Let’s face it, everybody wants to be successful. Sometimes we all want a guarantee before we begin so we know that our efforts will be worth it. It doesn’t work that way. The hardest part is how to get started. We make the commitment first; we see the rewards second. Think about what you can accomplish if you dare to make right decisions and dare to achieve good results. The most successful people in life are the ones who know the real value of making good decisions every day.