6 May

I want to do a corollary  and a follow – up post on ” Failure”. I want to do a post on ” Decisions.”  I think ” Decisions” is remedial action to ” Failure”.

Some years ago a friend had asked me to take a “handwriting analysis test ” in a Graphology institute. He was keen that me take it. I being ” open” to all forms of knowledge decided to take the test. I was asked to write an essay. I wrote a page only later realized that, they were more interested in structure and loop of my alphabets than content of essay. Though did wonder ” If the content was a give- away…”. Nevertheless the  lady examiner, a clinical psychology student said something, pondered and sincerely  asked me ” Do you have a problem with decisions, which path to take…”. I was in transition. I thanked her for observation and left. Iam holding no brief for graphology but decided to get serious and revisit ” decisions”.

I realized ” decision” or ” choices ” charter our life. Everything ” we are and not are ” is really a sum total of our choices and decisions. The good thing about ” decisions” is that it is not cast in stone. We can revisit. We can change a decision. We can rectify a mistake. We can then resolve to  make a make good decision. We can make a good decision. We can always make a decision. We can always make a choice. That is so empowering. That is so liberating. That is true freedom. Freedom to make a decision. Freedom to make a choice. We are then truly  masters of our fate.  After ” Love”  then ” decisions ” must be the most important thing.

Is decision then antidote to Failure ?  Yes believe so. To explore this little more.

I realized we can always do what we seek to do in a elementary way. Today morning decided not to go for usual walk instead went to a preferred place of worship. Tomorrow may seek to go again for walk. The decision is ours. If we decide to read a book, we can do it. If we so decide to pursue a ” path to study” . We can do it. If we so decide to ” pursue a vocation”. We can do it. If we decide to ” travel”. We can do it. If we so decide ” we can get married.”  Barring material constraints or health variables. Man is free and can become what he wants. Provided he is committed to his decisions. Whether it is something as normal as going for a walk or something important like marriage, equation is always same. Man is born free and can take decisions.  Decision and decision making is then antidote to any failure. As we exercise our decisions. We get better it. We must then commit to decide.

I want to share few  thoughts from the brilliant little book ” The Alchemist” (Paulo Coelho)..

” But he was able to understand one thing: making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

” I discovered things along the way that I never would have seen had I not had the courage to try things that seemed impossible for a shepherd to achieve.”

” It’s what you always wanted to accomplish. Every one when they are young knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream and yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their destiny. It is a force that appears to be negative but actually shows you how to realize your destiny. It prepares your spirit and your will, because there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth. ”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Hope you like these 🙂

Generally also, we can  decide as individuals to eat clean, drink lot of water, exercise or do yoga, smile , be happy, be loving, be forgiving, be hard working regardless of situations..

We can as a society decide to  ” go green” or ” go social ” work towards “empowerment of  women and children”…

We can as a nation decide to be a worthy member of ” comity of nations”..

Impossible is nothing, when we truly decide or better when we truly commit..

The power then is in a ” decision ” ..

And then staying committed and staying the course…

We always always have the power to decide. Have a lovely day dear friends! Thank you!






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