SIT, THINK, ACT
Ever wondered what the most powerful force on earth is? Well besides God of course. Few clues. Our very lives depend on it. More important than the air we breathe, more vital than the food we eat; we are faced with it daily. It torments us constantly. Still thinking? It’s the choices we make. A choice is one of the most powerful forces on the face of the earth. It alters history at will, destroys greatness in one fell swoop. Despite the enormous power it wields, the funny thing is, we control it. The power of choice is one of the major reasons we are highest on the food chain. Take a brief moment to think about where you are right now. Ask yourself, how did I get here. Simple. A choice you made at some point, ultimately led you to your present position. Yes there are some circumstances life thrusts on us way beyond our control but the way we choose to handle those circumstances will eventually determine the outcome. A good example of this can be found in Nigeria. Most of us accepted President Goodluck Jonathan with open arms during the 2011 general elections. He was one of the options placed before us and we chose him. What we are seeing in our country today, whether we accept it or not, is a direct function of our choice. If we had chosen Gen. Muhammadu Buhari or Nuhu Ribadu, we would have been experiencing a completely different outcome. Good or bad, we can never tell.
The major problem I have with choice is in its effect on our lives. Unfortunately, there is no clear cut method that can be used to measure this. The only way we can ever know the full effect of our choice is in it consequence. It’s sad really because it is hindsight. At this same time, it makes me wonder, “what if it were possible to catch a glimpse of the consequences of our choice?” Let me state at this point that there is no choice made on this earth that does not have a ripple effect. If you have ever thrown a stone into a river, you will know exactly what I mean. No matter the size of the stone, the length, breadth or depth of the river, the ripple effect will always show.
Our choices reflect who we are and most importantly who we are going to be. It is extremely vital to sit down and think about the “possible” consequences of one’s choice. No gambling. Just well thought out implications. If you are not sure, seek advice. Even if at the end of the day your choice has a negative effect, you will have the satisfaction of knowing what went wrong. This gives us a better chance of learning from our mistakes than when we just gamble. The power of choice is the greatest gift God gave to humans. It is what makes us “higher animals”. Unfortunately we have chosen to perverse this great power cum responsibility. From a tender age, every being is imputed with the ability to know right from wrong. Whatever you choose in life, choose right. Be sure you are ready for the consequences. Don’t follow the crowd. Don’t gamble with your life. Endeavor to sit, think and then act.
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