Life is kinda funny. We all sort of know that life is just a series of choices, but rarely we take the time to sit back and just think about each single choice we’ve made – and how each might, or might not have affected our lives.
For me, sometimes I do pause and think about all these small and big life choices I’ve personally made. In my mind, it looks a little bit like these representations made in movies where time is represented as an infinite number of branches splitting and sometimes merging back: timelines.
Each choice leading to a new timeline, just like a time traveler changing something in the past and eventually finding himself (stuck) in a different reality. Every-time we make a choice, without going back to the past, we change the future.
Not sure why, but I think it’s awesome. And seeing where my choices have brought me so far – is even more amazing. I’m really looking towards the future every day!
Projecting myself into the future
One of the advantages of being constantly aware of this is that – ideally – we do make smarter choices for the future. Making the right decision, at the right time, for the right reasons… But life is messy, and there is not really such a thing as a right choice or a wrong choice.
With the years passing, I’m trying more often than not to think harder and smarter about choices I make. Without over-doing it, or … over-thinking it. Over-thinking being the risk of either not being able to make a choice at all, or worse, maybe even making the wrong choice. Entering an eternal non-decisive feedback loop.
But is there such as thing as a right choice or a wrong choice? Good question.
No matter what, as life plays out, I’m getting more conscious about the choices I make. You might identify these choices simply as part of a lifestyle design move. Waking up early, eating healthier,
exercising more, meditating daily-ish, saving for retirement, learning about new stuff, staying in touch with friends, working harder on my network, etc.
On the surface it might not look like much, but small changes – small choices, add up. And hopefully for a more positive outcome.