Life is indeed all about choice and choice is in fact, all life is about. A choice to excel or underperform, to win or lose, to give-up or go on, to believe or to doubt, to learn or to ignore, to let go or let in, to birth or to abort, to use or to abuse, to create or to destroy, to love or to hate, to encourage or to discourage, to be useful or useless, to proceed or recede, to burn or to quench, to swim or to sink, to be loyal or to be rebellious, to be focused or to be frivolous. Man was created with the very ability to make choices and decisions. That is, the ability to accept or refuse. In all spheres of life, certain decisions are expected to be taken at all times and this includes both in rosy situations and daunting circumstances. It may be in business, academics, career, day-to-day activities, etc. The ability to make the appropriate choice at the right time and season is a great ability that should be acquired by all individuals. The importance of choice in the life of a man cannot be overestimated as more often than not, at specific points in life, people make wrong choices at very wrong timings—often times under the influence of wrong associations; also, certain people make the right choice at the wrong time. Howbeit, making the right choice at the right time supersedes all!
The choice taken by an individual, group of people or organization determines the progress or success of that particular entity. Every decision or choice taken is one step ahead to attaining greatness and getting to the zenith/peak of one’s career and attaining happiness life. Choice distinguishes a success from a failure. It distinguishes mediocrity from the extraordinary. The choice to just sit down and relax or to get going is in your hands. When life throws grenades or other forms of missiles at you, the choice to get up, dust yourself and move ahead or to remain on the floor and wallow in self pity is also in your hands. On the one hand, those who made the right choice at the appropriate time, at a particular point in their life are today envied and celebrated by a lot of people, if not the whole cosmos!
On the other hand, those who are victims of the wrong choice are one way or the other rejected or neglected as a result of their ignorance, miscalculation, and inability to make the right choice. Notwithstanding, there’s still enough room to make the right choice, for as someone rightly said, ‘no matter how bad your past is, your future is still spotless.’ This further buttresses the fact that, you cannot change your ‘yesterday’ but you can do things today that will change your ‘tomorrow’, it’s all about choice! More often than not, people are influenced by other people, environment, situations or circumstances. Such influence can either be positive or negative. Right minded people to a great extent influence others to make the right choice in good time while the wrong minded influence their kind to make the wrong choice or decision; this is the case of the blind leading the blind. Watch out!
Today, what decision are you willing to make? What choice and decision have you been dilly-dallying on? Why take more time when you can actually make hay while the sun still shines? Don’t make it later, make it now! Procrastination is an enemy of success! Indecision makes you unstable! Tomorrow might actually be too late, don’t join the band-wagon of the ‘Had-I-Knowns.’ The choice is in your hands, don’t settle for less. ACT!
Lawal Victor Omotola.