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The power of choice

Choice rattles decision-making. People don’t like choice, they flinch. They’d rather someone else stear their lives for them.

But given no choice, we’d lack all creativity.

Templates help streamline choice. College is a template for starting a career. Doctors have no choice but to attend medical school if they want to sustain the profession.

Some parents pre-arrange marriage for their kids. Outsourcing choice reduces the uncertainty of making irrational decisions about the future.

Head choice versus heart choice

Life seeks a secure design. It convinces us that we have no choice but to follow precedent.

When choices are abundant, we tend to make the safest decision rather than the one we know is right within our heart.

The power of choice, of course, is to deviate from the string of presets. Once we make the bold choice to choose for ourselves rather than yield to circumstance, we instantly get richer.

Becoming responsible for our life and choices means dancing with the unknown. We select our own outcome and determine our own course of action.

Life is a series of chapters built on the freedom to make bets about our future.

To choose is happiness.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.