Sometimes, we give too much credence to the big decisions in our life. What college should I attend? Which job offer should I accept? What city should I live in? No doubt, these are important choices and should be made with the utmost scrutiny. However, we shouldn’t ignore the details either because it is often those seemingly trivial decisions that allow us the luxury to make the meaningful ones.
We ultimately control our own destiny, and that destiny is composed of the thousands of little decisions we make each and every day. Additionally, with every decision there is almost always the choice to stop trying.
So your team lost in this season’s playoffs. Brush yourself off, and practice harder for next year. So you messed up the final round interview. Pick yourself up, and find the next opportunity. So they rejected your application. Turn back and try a different route.
These are the perpetual decisions that we face every day. Do we give up, or do we make the conscious decision to keep going? Do we take it easy just for today, or do we refuse to take that option?
Remember, success isn’t supposed to come easy, otherwise everyone would already be doing it. Instead, it’s the ones who are crazy enough to keep pushing when everyone else has already stopped that will break through to the next level. It’s the ones who love what they are doing so much that they don’t need external approval to keep moving forward. It’s the ones who have so much fire inside them they don’t even know what it means to stop that will reach the other side.
People make choices, choices make people. What will you choose today?