OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“You can’t control your fate by refusing to make choices! I didn’t discover my destiny until I faced my circumstances. I had to make hard, awful choices, choices I didn’t want to make. I made terrible mistakes, but that was when I discovered who I was. It’s not about control— control is an illusion. It’s about making choices you don’t want to make.  That’s what decides your destiny.”  

~From The Wishing Map 64

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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12 Responses to Choices

  1. Erika Kind says:

    Wow! I believe that we discover ourselves the deepest actually when we make heavy mistakes. We couldn’t look any deeper then!

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  2. Roos Ruse says:

    Whew! And here I thought I was the only one that made the worst choices possible. You’re so right that’s actually when we find what we’re made of. This is such a great story, Mitch.

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  3. Thank you for ‘choosing’ to post this! Excellent! 🙂

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  4. In graduate school when picking a dissertation topic, I had to learn the value of taking reasonable risks and owning my failures. If one must fail, it is good to do so spectacularly. In that way we can proceed with the necessary abandon to succeed.

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  5. It all boils down to choice. Choosing to forgive. Choosing to repent. Choosing to be humble. Choosing to love. Once we realize that we choose our perspective, everything starts to fall into place. Even when we make mistakes, we can choose to acknowledge it. I like the point that we can choose to forgive others when they have made their own grievous mistakes.

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