Opportunity and Choice

Sometimes, opportunity knocks at the strangest times.
Well, I know, it’s not the time that matters,
but how I answer the door.
I mean, our life is defined by our own choice.
Our story may not have such a happy beginning,
but that doesn’t make you, who you are.
It is the rest of your story – who you choose to be…

You see, at every move in our life, we have to choose and proceed. We might like it or not. Life is nothing but a totality of conscious choices that we continuously make. Someone else does not choose for us in our life.

Sometimes we are left with no choice at all but to find ourselves at the crossroad of life, with two paths each beckoning and beguiling us. One is short, well kept, with flowery plants and bushes on both sides, so easy to negotiate, but ending up in a blank wall. The other is long, labyrinthine and bumpy, and difficult to negotiate, but ending up in a vast orchard of fruit-bearing trees and sweet-scented flowers.

For all I understand, where I am today is because of the choices I made in the past. But, Many times, I was at a dilemma just like, “To be, or not to be”, that is the question. It is easier to say this but, I know it isn’t so easy in practice, especially when those opportunities right in front of me.

There are no guarantees..

I don’t really know where a road will lead me until I take it. There are no guarantees. Nobody said that choosing to do the right thing all the time would always lead you to happiness. Loving someone with all your heart does not guarantee that it would be returned. Gaining fame and fortune does not guarantee happiness. Accepting a good word from an influential superior to cut your trip short up the career ladder is not always bad.

I mean, there are too many possible outcomes, which I really cannot control. The only thing I have power over is the decisions that I will make, and how I would act and react to different situations.

Take the risk..

Since life offers no guarantee and I would never know that my decision would be wrong until I have made it, then I might as well take the risk and decide. It is definitely better than keeping myself in limbo. Although it is true that one wrong turn could get me lost, it could also be that such a turn could be an opportunity for an adventure, moreover open more roads.

I’m sure, it is all a matter of perspective. So, I have the choice between being a lost traveller or an accidental tourist of life. The caution is, taking risks is not about being careless and stupid.

Finally, Decide..!!!

The thing is, success does not come to the doubting, hesitant and timid. The individual who achieves big things is the one who makes up his mind at the crossroad of existence, believes he can do things right and strives to attain his goal.

If I want to lead a good life then I need to make a lot of good choices. I must learn how to choose, at times based on instinct, at times based on rational thinking, and at times based on good and sound advice. But, the point is, I must make my choices. It’s my life, making the right choices is my duty and my right.

Well, It may take me to a place of promise, or to a land of problems. But the important thing is that I have chosen to live my life instead of remaining a bystander or a passive audience to my own life. Whether it is the right decision or not, only time can tell. But I won’t regret it whatever the outcome. For all I know, I can’t stay imprisoned by the fear..

So yes, I choose to take this opportunities.. I’m ready….

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