Our Decisions

Our decisions and our actions are predicated based on an underlying motivation, whether we know it or not.

Most of the things that we do, we do it for our own self-interest, such as whether to procrastinate or do work, whether to exercise or eat fast-food. However, there are some decisions that we make that are influenced by the environment, for example, advertisements.

Thus, I think that it is important to be aware of such motivations that influence our decisions. Doing so will allow us to recognise the bad motivations from the good and override them when needed.

It prevents us from carrying out decisions that may not really be for our own self-interests or decisions that will be harmful to other people.

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Our decisions are just guesses

Sometimes I wonder if the choices I’ve made are the right ones. I mean, most of the time, I wouldn’t know if they are.

Every choice that we make is a leap of faith. A sudden burst of courage that the choice that we are making is the right one.

It is funny how decisions that could affect our lives are made in a split second, a yes or a no.

This is especially pressurising when a decision is required without much time to consider such as those during an emergency.

So, can we say that most decisions that are made, even decisions made by politicians with a bunch of research backing them up, are ultimately just guesstimates?

Well, if so, looks like we need more luck now more than ever.

 

 

I Have Always

Since I was in primary school, I have always loved science. I have always been curious about it, wanting to know more, wanting to learn more. I have always been fascinated by how science work. Thus, it may not be a surprise that I decided that I wanted to be a scientist. Yes, a scientist. Not a doctor or a lawyer but a scientist. I realised that I had the potential and the interest enough to be a scientist so I decided to pursue the scientific path in my education from secondary school all through junior college. I did well too. Even though I have am curious about the sciences, I am particular interested in Biology. I love

Even though I have am curious about the sciences, I am particular interested in Biology. I love to know how the body functions, how life functions and how, everything from the minuscule of molecules to the largest of cells, play a role in life. My interest even propelled me to pick up a Lifescience major for my degree in university.

All of that seems fine and dandy. However, I  am unable to see myself doing the sciences in the future. I am unable to picture myself in the lab carrying out research day after day after day. I am unable to visualise myself spending countless hours repeating experiments after experiments. I just could not see a career in that. Maybe it does not seem fulfilling and satisfying… I do not know. Maybe I should give it a chance and see whether I like it in university. All I know is that I want to have a career that gives me a sense of fulfilment and accomplishment every single day.

Then, there is the question of whether I should further my studies after graduating from university with a degree. In the past, not too long ago, I wanted to study post-graduate medicine however, I realised that it is too expensive and the timeline before I can begin my career is just too long. Then, I decided maybe if not medicine, I should further my studies in Biology. However, the financial problem arises. I realised after, that if I want to further my studies after getting a degree, I would need a scholarship or start working first to finance my studies because I no longer want to burden my parents.

Thus, I am stuck in this dilemma so to speak, the dilemma of how I should go about my life.

However, after thinking about it for a while, I guess it is counterproductive to plan too far ahead because we will never know what will happen and what opportunities that may arise. I might turn out to like research and thus, pursue a career in it or I might realise that research is not for me and pursue a career in something else like in the Arts or in healthcare. Things happen and I should let them run its course. Therefore, I believe that my duty now is to do my utmost best in whatever that I do and nothing more.

Life is unpredictable and we should focus on what we can control and not on what we cannot.

Everything is Figure Out-able

Recently, I watched an amazing interview by Chase Jarvis with Marie Forleo, a life coach, on 30 Days of Genius on CreativeLive. I have to say that so far, it is one of the best interviews of the 30 Days of Genius series. At first, I was clueless as to who Marie Forleo is and as I continued to watch the interview, I found myself nodding and agreeing with many of the things she said. The interview left me feeling inspired to create and I thank Chase for doing such an amazing series. One of the major things that I learned from the interview is that everything is figure out-able. It meant that there are many things in life that you will learn how to figure out along the way with no need of formal lessons or classes.

One of the major things that I learned from the interview is that everything is figure out-able. It meant that there are many things in life that you will learn how to figure out along the way with no need of formal lessons or classes. Be it starting a business or finding your life’s purpose, you will figure it out over time.

I realised that this is an important advice all of us have to take to heart. Most of us including myself are always cautious when making decisions because we are afraid of making a wrong one and regretting it in the future. However, when she said that most of the things in life are figure out-able, it somehow gives me ease knowing that I should not fear of making a wrong decision. Things happen in life no matter how cautious you and knowing that you can still have the chance of turning it around even when you are at your lowest is calming.

Life is tough but sometimes we are just too afraid of failure that we are paralysed at our current state, not wanting to take the next step.