decision = consequences


In Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice in Wonderland, Alice finds herself at a fork in the road. Two paths lie before her, and they lead in opposite directions. That's when the cat comes along.

Alice asks her, "Which path should I take?"

The cat replies, "That depends on where you want to go."

Alice says, "I don't know."

The cat:

"If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't really matter which way you choose."

That reminds me to an anonymous quote I noticed many years ago:

"Make a decision ...

... or not.

Both will have consequences."

Paolo Coelho wrote in his Book "Adultery" one similar phrase:

"Life means making decisions and bearing the consequences."

Approx. 2500 years ago, Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha (563 B.C. - 483 B.C.) spread the following wisdom to his monks:

"The secret of the extraordinary human being is in most cases nothing but consequence."

Harry Potter character Albus Dumbledore used one remarkable phrase about decisions:

"Much more than our abilities, it is our decisions that show who we really are."

Charles de Gaulle, the legendary General and later President of France pushed his soldiers by saying…:

"It is better to carry out imperfect decisions than to search constantly for perfect decisions of which there will never be any."

Abraham Lincoln, the legendary symbol of the unity of the United States of America and the liberation of slaves, motivated his folks with following phrase:

"Once it is decided that something can and should be done, we will find a way to do it."

Dr. Richard Bandler, Doctor of Informatics, Psychology and Mathematics gave mathematically a useful hint:

"Good feelings = good decisions, bad feelings = bad decisions."

I wish you good feelings to make good decisions and to be ready embracing the anyway upcoming consequences.

Make it happen!

Rifat

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