"Man is not the creature of circumstances; Circumstances are the creatures of men." - Benjamin Disraeli
When we chose or make a decision freely about something and prepared for it, then it's a glorious and important milestone in our life. But same decision becomes most terrifying and painful experience when we are forced upon us against our will. Often the only difference between a problem being painful or powerful is a sense that we chose it or make a decision based upon our beliefs and values. Somehow we are responsible for it.
It's in the moments of decision that our destiny is shaped. We make different choices and decisions everyday, even right now and this will shape how we feel today, tomorrow and beyond for future. As we look back over the years, were there the moments when a different decision or choice would have made our life radically different from today. Choose your choices and decisions wisely as different actions produce different results. Everything that happens in our life, both thrilling and challenging began with a moment of decision.
"Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth -- that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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