Did you ever wonder what kind of effects the decisions we make in our day-to-day lives have on us as a whole? Every day we are faced with countless decision from what to wear, to where to go, to who we interact with. Each one of these decision affects our lives in different ways. Some have obviously huge effects like what school we choice to go to, what job offer we select, and where we pick to live. Other, usually small, decisions have very little effects on our lives. However, these small decisions could have just as big of an effect as the important decision.
Think about when you met your best friends or significant other. What if you decided not to go where you met them or what if you sat in a different seat? What if you made different choices for this seemingly small decisions; what if you never met that person? Think how different your live would have been. All the activities you and them did may not have happened. Maybe they effected other decisions in your life such as where you wanted to live. Let’s say you met them just by sitting next to them at some event. Your life would be exponentially different if you changed the simple decision of where you were going to sit. Isn’t that crazy?
Now think what would have happened if you changed a major decision in your life. The one I always use is the college I picked. Sometimes I just like to think of how my life would be different if I went to a different college than the one I am attending. I know one thing that probably would have changed: this blog. I do not think I would have ever started a blog if I didn’t go to my school where my teacher had us make a blog. I wonder how much of a different person I would be. I probably would have met drastically different people. I most likely would have been involved in very different activities. I probably would have been a completely different person.
I love to look back and wonder about this and maybe imagine myself if I made different choices. When I look back though, I do not do it in regret. The decision I made cannot be undone so there is no point in looking back in regret. I do not think about the things I should have done or how my life could be better. I just wonder about how different my life would be.
In fact, the truth is you never really know if things would have been better. You may think something would have worked out better for you but that may not be true. I’ll give you an analogy; What if a farmer’s horse runs away, that is clearly a bad thing. However, what if it returns with other horses that make him more money? That seems like a good thing now. So don’t look back on decision you think you should have made because they would have worked out better for you, just look back on them and wonder how things could be different. You can learn things about yourself for the next decision you have to make. Whatever you do wonder about, always make the most of the decisions you did make and always keep wondering.