Every day each person on earth makes hundreds of choices. We are here because of decisions we have made up to this point. Many of our choices fall in the default mode. These are choices that we are unaware of even making. They can also be choices made because we felt we had no other choice.
Some of the most common default choices we make are our daily living choices. The alarm clock rings and we get out of bed and get ready for work.
Our choices are: to ignore it, to shut it off and stay in bed, or to shut it off and get up. We choose to be happy or to be angry. Which ever action is a choice.
Our next choice may seem a non-choice. When someone first wakes up there is usually a great need to relieve themselves. The choice is where we decide to do it. Almost everyone makes the hike to the bathroom and chooses to relieve themselves using the facilities, we made this choice, we could just let it happen in bed, or on the floor or wherever we are at the time of need.
The two choices I have talked about are default choices because we believe there is no other choice. We have to get up for work on time, otherwise we no longer have a job. That is true, but we still have choice in the matter. Keeping employment is the choice and getting up is the action to take. The second scenario the choice is so obvious that it seems as if it is no choice at all.
Some people choose not to make decisions and therefore let other people manage their lives for them. They may feel helpless at times, but they chose not to consciously make decisions and willingly give up their power
Some choices we make are choices to procrastinate. This evening, I had to stop writing to make supper for my family. The choice was simple because my family’s needs are a top priority. After supper, the choice was a little tougher. For various reasons I wanted to get out of the kitchen as quickly as possible. The meal ended and I wanted to relax in the living room. The choice I made was to stay in the kitchen and clean it up and leave it tidy. The weight of not doing this would ruin my evening, so the price I would pay for choosing to relax was greater than I wanted to pay. Additionally the job would have been harder later on, because the food on the dishes would be dried and it would have been even harder to get up and go back into the kitchen knowing it was a mess. Due to the choice I made to clean it up. I will get a good feeling walking into my kitchen finding everything neat and clean.
In conclusion choices are the way we manage our lives. We need careful thought about the decisions we make.