Cause and Effect

Why is it that when we are faced with daily choices in making the best decisions that will lead to living the life we want, we tend to charge down the path of least resistance?

I can write pages about the desired lifestyle I wish to have - the house I want to have, the car I want to buy, and the list goes on. - yet the decisions I make every day are taking me in the exact opposite direction, and unfortunately by the time I notice it, it's too late to do anything about it.

I am having a hard time judging how each choice I make impacts my future, because in the moment my judgement is clouded to think straight, and I end up giving in to what makes me happy at the time.

trying to be aware of the affect of each decision while thinking how it will impact my future, because after a long days work, I just want to kick back and relax without feeling guilty or worry. Could it be that I am too comfortable to make any changes until it’s too late? Or could be that I am impatient to wait for so long?

But regardless of the reason, if I don’t make the right decisions now and see my life as connected parts, I know I will experience the outcomes later.

I realized part of the problem has to do with the patterns of my behaviour - treating every decision I make as individual, disconnected events, without considering the future outcome. When in reality, each decision is connected and a step in a specific direction which over time, if neglected, will lead to the ultimate destination I most want to avoid.

It’s frustrating and frightening at the same time, because regardless of the outcome, I can't turn back time, reset the clock, and recapture those years or seasons, when they’re gone, they’re gone forever!

King Solomon, inarguably, the wisest man who ever lived, said it best: The wise act as if then is now; as if the future is the present. The fool responds as if tomorrow will always be tomorrow.

I could deceive myself and come up with countless excuses to justify my current choices, but I know well enough that I would be the only one paying the price at the end.

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