Success depends on the quality of decisions you take

Published on Sep 12, 2016 09:03 AM IST
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There are lots of people who have difficulty in taking the right decisions. Your lives today are the result of the decisions you made many years ago, and what it will be in the years to come will depend upon the decisions you take during this period.

I have seen friends who were average in studies ascending great heights in their professional careers — and I’ve seen many class toppers struggling. This shows that success depends on the quality of decisions you take, and there is an element of luck as well. You can’t control luck, but you can control your choices. Thus, it’s the decisions you take that determine what your life will be.

Sometimes it’s the smallest of decisions that can change your life forever. American politician Mike Dewine said, “One of the most important things that I have learned is that life is all about choices. On every journey you take, you face choices. At every fork in the road, you make a choice. And it is those decisions that shape our lives.”

People tend to make poor choices when they’re in a bad mood or under stress. So, always take decisions with a calm mind. Whenever you are to take a decision, write it down on a piece of paper. List out all options and approach them from a different perspective, looking at the pros and cons, and possible outcomes.

Only a person with a sharp intellect and clear mind can consistently make the right choices. So it’s important to sharpen one’s intellect, and for that regular yoga, prayers and meditation are required. Once you have taken a decision, carry it out wholeheartedly without regrets. Always anticipate a good outcome.

(Inner Voice comprises contributions from our readers. The views expressed are personal.)

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