March 23, 2012

The Power of Choice

Long day here. Not bad, just long. I'm spent, and my creative side needed a good jumpstart.

So, I turned to BlogHer's NaBloPoMo prompts.

Friday, March 23, 2012
When is it good to have no alternatives?

It doesn't matter, because this is never true. Even if someone offers you only one choice, you always have the choice to walk away. It might seem like you don't have a choice, but you do.

Don't get me wrong. I've fought this idea before, but my husband has finally convinced me that you always have a choice. It's a good thing to teach our daughters, so he's won me over. When my daughters face peer pressure or any difficult situation, I don't ever want to hear, "I didn't have a choice."

Do you think there's every a situation without an alternative?

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Would you rather make decisions alone or try to work them out with another person?

I'm an opinion-gatherer. I ultimately want to make my own decision, but I like to gather a lot of information first.

Once I make a decision, because I know I've put a tremendous amount of thought and consideration into it, I own it. Right or wrong. I don't, okay try not to, second-guess my decision because I know I made it with the best possible information at the time. That doesn't mean I don't make bad decisions, but I know I made them with the best of intentions.

When it comes to parenting, I poll every single parent I trust on important matters--starting with my husband, of course. Then straight to Mom. Or vice versa, depending on who answers my frantic call first. Sometimes I call more for a sounding board than anything else, but any good input will be considered.

Who's your go-to person for hard decisions?


“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”

Denis Waitley


J E Fritz said...

I'm not sure if there's ever a situation without an alternative, but there are definitely those where the alternative is bad enough to not be a viable option. And when I'm faced with a tough decision, I'll go to pretty much anyone for advice!

PS. I gave you guys an award on my blog :) Hope you like it.

Tia Bach said...

Thanks so much for the award and congrats on receiving it yourself.

I agree, some choices are horrible... guess that's where the term rock and hard place came from.

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