Our choices in life, good or bad, are just that… ours. Because of that, we need to take responsibility for our choices. What may seem like a poor choice to one person may make complete sense to another. None of us know exactly how life is going to play out so all we can do is make choices in life that are based on self honesty.
I talked recently about staying honest with myself and how for a long time I had been just going with the flow to avoid hurting anyone close to me. Thankfully I realized that no one can go on like that forever. It was a tough and painful lesson to learn but I’m so fortunate to have learned it.
Having said that, I still need to take responsibility for all of my choices. I chose for a long time not to be honest with myself. I chose for a long time not to be honest with those close to me. I chose to go along with a life that deep down I knew wasn’t for me… and now I’m dealing with the aftermath of those choices.
There is definitely some good that will come from having to take responsibility for my choices. I can tell you that from now on the choices I make in life will be based on self honesty. I will no longer consider ONLY how others will be affected by my choices but also how I truly feel. If I cannot be honest with myself then how could I possibly be honest with anyone else?
I’m feeling pretty bad that I’m having to hurt and disappoint some people that are close to me but at the same time I’m pretty proud of myself for finally being truly honest. This is a lesson that I do not want to soon forget. I owe it to myself and to those around me to work on keeping this fresh in my mind.
I think that taking responsibility for your choices in life becomes a much easier thing to do if those choices can be backed up by the fact that you were just being true to yourself.