A Decision is an action or process of deciding something or of resolving a question or a problem. Life is a bundle of choices and decisions. Once a human achieves the age to make his/her decisions, the bundle of decisions yarn appears in their hands. It is their choice, which colour(priority like riches, peace, love, luxury, service etc) they would choose and how they weave the yarn to make a beautiful cloth which will be the product of their decisions.
Let us see in this article, a few points about decisions…
- Always make positive decisions:
One can not predict the exact and complete outcome of a decision, will be either positive or negative as a lot of variables would influence the outcome. I can name this para as do not choose negative decisions like ending one’s life or their own life due to the hardships and sorrows but positiveness starts from positive thinking and positive reference as well.
For example, let’s take the case of suicide or doing harm to someone. It is also a decision but, a negative decision and the outcome will have a negative impact. Negative decisions definitely will have at least a little bit of negative outcome.
A positive decision will try to move us in a positive direction and the chance of development is more. So, always make positive decisions to improve in the right directions like improving health, finances, savings, happiness, connecting to good relations etc. One Positive thought every day keeps us healthy as thoughts become decisions.
2. Decide bravely and own your decision bravely:
Sometimes one should be brave in making decisions. The decision may be simple or a life-altering situation but still, we should be brave enough to take that decision. In the Telugu language, there is an old proverb, “Dhairye saahase Lakshmi”, meaning one who is brave will attain treasures (Lakshmi). Here Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth but the analogy here is that it may be riches, peace, comforts, happiness. One who steps forward bravely will have what he desires. Let me tell a real-life example which I heard and it is true and happened. There was a movie producer who wanted to produce a special effects movie which required a big budget. He finished the movie and after seeing the first final copy of the movie, he didn’t like the copy as he was not satisfied with the work. So, he burnt the copy and again started the shooting. The second copy was finished and again he was not satisfied, By this time, his finances were spent and if he wanted to finish the movie, he should borrow the finance from others. If that movie does not succeed, he would be bankrupt and he would not have a single penny in his hand. That situation was very tough and all his friends and family advised him to continue with the second copy and release the movie. At least, he might get little profits. But he did not agree and wanted a satisfying copy. so, he sold all his assets and again started the shooting. All his people were against his decision but he believed and with bravery took that decision. The shooting was completed and the final third copy was ready. That producer was satisfied and he released the movie. It was a super hit and he gained 5 times more profit.
A question arises here, what if the movie failed? yes, there was a chance for that but that person had confidence in his decision and took it bravely and he owned the consequences as well bravely. Whatever the outcome may be, one should own it and be prepared for that also.
3. Decision to achieve your dream or passion:
Everyone has a dream, a passion or an ambition and should have one to grow in life. One should take a solid decision to fulfil that ambition. In the end, they may or may not achieve that dream in the first attempt, but in that process, they will learn something important which makes them a better person some more. The quote, “Aim for the sky, at least you will land on the stars.” proves this point.
4. Decisions to choose a road:
Life is a journey which has many roads which would come our way as we journey through life. Some are long, short, smooth, rocky, crooked and straight paths. Some roads lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious path. Some lead to fame and fortune on one hand or isolation and poverty on the other. Some are gateways to happiness, some to sadness, some towards victory and jubilation, and some to defeat and disappointment. One can not see the end of that road unless taken that path.
In choosing the road, follow your gut feeling, priorities and the resources available initially. Think before choosing a road and don’t turn back after choosing.
5. What is the end of a decision?:
Just like any road in life, there are corners, detours, and crossroads in life. Perhaps the most perplexing road that one would encounter in life is a crossroad. Four different roads in four different directions which lead to four different paths. When one encounters a crossroad, it is a little bit tricky to choose which road to follow with limited knowledge of where one has to go? Where that road leads and what would be the end destination of choosing that path? What is the guarantee that one would choose the right one along the way? One should take any road, or just stay in front of a crossroad? Staying in front of a crossroad is not an option as one should move forward in a direction not backwards.
One does not know where a road will lead until it is taken. There are no guarantees. This is one of the most important things to be realized about life.
6. What if a decision is wrong?:
Decisions can be right or wrong or neutral. One can not always control the outcome of a decision and nobody said that choosing to do the right thing all the time would always lead to happiness. For example, loving someone with all your heart does not guarantee that it will be returned. Gaining fame and fortune does not guarantee happiness. Wrong decisions are always at hindsight. If one knew that they are making a wrong decision, they will not make that decision, right? No one will not choose a road in which they will get lost or not reach their destination. The only thing that one has power over is the choice to make a decision and how to act and react to that outcome. If the decision is right, it is an inspiration to the next decision and if it is wrong, then it becomes a lesson to learn and improve.
If we fall, let it be, we learn to get up. If we get up, we learn to continue the journey by making another decision. Life is a bundle of decisions and experiences. Be bold in making a decision and be brave to see that destination.