Making the right choice
In every situation there will always be multiple choices as far as decisions for a response are concerned. Each choice of response will move the moment forward. Many of those choices feel wrong, many of them feel right, usually by varying degrees. Whenever possible (and it's always possible) choose the right things the most often. It's the seemingly small but many right choices that ensure success over a lifetime. They aren't always easy, but they're usually worth the effort when they're right.
How do you determine what is right? Well that varies from person to person, but generally knowing what you want out of life makes it easier to know if any situation will take you a step closer to or further away from your destination. Deciding what you want is harder than making the right choices, because it's a commitment. Commitments are something you really buy into. You know when you are committed. You don't have to convince yourself of it, you can feel it inside that you know you are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your goal.
Those feelings of commitment, those gut responses, and knowing where you're going do many things for you. But the best thing of all is they force you to act. They combined are the catalyst that historians of the future will look back to now and try to decipher from the lives of our greats. The scientists, billionaires, movie stars, authors, and politicians. Each one that wasn't given the but had to earn it had a moment where the trifecta formed and they took off.
They make the sayings we all hear and agree with but don't believe they are true because they are a cliche, they are just some saying, or absurd fortune. But our belief in how we view them is just a reflection of how we see ourselves. "Be careful what you wish for", "you sow what you reap", "man who chases two rabbits catches none", "don't put all of your eggs in one basket", "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush", "whatever you belief you can achieve", "opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
We all hear them. They end up on posters and shirts and are quoted by fans of self-improvement. We know what they are and who they were said by. But deep down we think they're a little worn. And couldn't very well be true. Because we aren't rich, how could they possibly be true? The thing is we see them through our own beliefs. It's only when you become self aware that you can see through the filter and realize the cliches are actually hints from the masters. When does that happen? When you find your trifecta.