We are all the sum of the choices we make – that goes for a business as much as an individual – Richard Branson
We may not be the sum or all of our parts but we are the sum of our choices. I have a friend, she has been on of my best friends over the years. We have known each other almost 20 years and I love her dearly. But she is making some very bad decisions, against all of us trying to help her.
No matter who we are, what we do, or where we are in life, we cannot escape our decisions. We answer for the decisions we make. And many times those decisions affect others as well. So where do good decisions start?
There is a saying that says we are what we think. And I think that is true. What ever it is we think, or think about, is where I decisions come from. If our thoughts are aligned with positive things, our decision will be a reflection and a positive out =come will result. But if we focus our thoughts on the negative or dysfunctional, then our decisions will be a reflection of that too. If we have a mind, and there for thoughts, that are sick, then so too will be the decisions we make.
We cannot escape the outcome of our decision, good or bad. In that respect we create our own Karma.
My friend is not well, so I try not to judge her. Her decisions are not well right now either. And she is reaping the outcome and that is furthering the downward spiral. And many times all you can do is pray for the person making those bad choices, and be there for them when they decide they want to do better. Because you cannot help anyone until they want to be helped, until they make that choice for themselves.
And so I do both for my friend. I pray and I will be there for her when she makes a decision to get out of the spiral she is in. And I pray that I make good decisions as well.