Australian Journalist, Author
1898 - 1980
1898 - 1980
I believe everything we do in life is a choice and that we need to take responsibility for our actions and not blame others. The challenge is to make the right choices or at least to make choices. When I graduated from college I was afraid to choose a direction to my life. I didn't know what I wanted to do. If I went down the wrong path it would be a disaster. What I have learned is that the choices I made have led me where I need to be. The challenge is to choose. If you keep choosing you will eventually end up where you are supposed to be. If you don't choose and let life happen, you may end up where you don't want to be.
Many people blame others for the circumstances in which they find themselves. They are what I call "IF ONLY THINKERS." They preface everything with the phrase: if only. If only I had more money. If only I had a college education. If only my boss liked me. If only I had better parents. If only....If only....If only....
Usually we only have a short time to make a decision before the door closes and the opportunity passes. Sometimes the opportunity will come around again and other times it won't. I once had an opportunity to work for a trade magazine but I turned it down because I was happy with the job I had. And the opportunity to work for a trade journal never came around again. I sent out resumes, but noone responded. I don't know how my life would have been different if I had accepted the position, but I have no regrets. I am satisfied with the life I have lived.
The choices we make often send us in directions we never imagined. New opportunities arise for us to seize. Each choice we make leads us closer to where we are supposed to be. We make a life by making choices. What choices are you making today that will open up new doors for you tomorrow?