We make hundreds, maybe even thousands of conscious decisions every day and many of them have limited impact on the long-term of our lives. There are some small decisions that over the course of time may have significant repercussions such as cigarette smoking, or even eating too much junk food, but most day-to-day decisions lack the necessary gravity to impact our lives and those around us forever.
Sometimes however, those moments arise when a single monumental decision puts us face to face with the unknown. Celeste and I were recently faced with such a decision and even after we decided, uncertainty has cast a shadow on our future. This singular decision has the potential to turn nearly every aspect of our lives on end and impact our family for decades to come. It is in these agonizing moments of decision analysis and potential decision fatigue that we seek to know that unknown.
No amount of heuristics, analysis, or computer generated models can ever guarantee the outcome of the decisions we make or negate the inherent risk in them. If life were only as simple as visiting Zoltar, I am sure there would always be a line of people eagerly waiting for the answer to “what’s next?” Life doesn’t work that way, and I’m sure if it did, we would all live boring lives. Everything has a beginning and an end in this life and the decisions we make precipitate both said actions.
Be wise, intentional, and confident in your decisions, but most importantly, make the decisions that are yours to make and don’t look back.