It takes most people many moons to gain the wisdom it takes to navigate life with steady success. In the meantime, the lessons learned on the path to that wisdom can be incredibly painful and oftentimes difficult to assimilate. What has become certain to me, having several decades under my belt, is that every choice I’ve ever made has been up to me. Whether I made the choice purposefully or whether I felt pressured to choose, in the end I made the choice and have the rest of my life to deal with consequences it may bring about. Many people find it difficult to choose for themselves, yet in time, I believe, they eventually learn that being more decisive not only feels a lot better, it also increases one’s confidence, creating positive change! Experiencing confidence is a natural benefit stemming from exercising this power to choose purposefully, and it feels incredibly freeing and empowering. It’s important to realize that repercussions do exist, due to our choices. Like a pebble tossed into calm waters a ripple effect is created. Our lives are directly affected by what we choose to say and do, how we respond to others, and the varied circumstances we find ourselves in regularly. It’s up to each individual alone to decide each moment which direction to go. Sounds so simple, yet it confounds the wise at times. Such choices pave the way, determining the path, the route our lives take. Heed the advice of the wise, then think for yourself and stick with what you feel in your heart, mind and spirit, is the right way to act and think. It’s a moment to moment process a make a real positive difference in one’s life and the lives of others too!