Your Origin Story
They say hindsight is 20/20, meaning if you look back at your life and the decisions you’ve made, now knowing the outcome you could make a much better decision than you did originally. For some of our poor choices that may be the case: we wouldn’t have dated that person or taken that job. But in reality, we don’t know how our lives would have turned out if we chose differently.
We only get to see one path play out. The choices you’ve made, people you’ve met, your decisions and mistakes have brought you where you are today. That is either a comforting thought, or one full of regret. While we assume different choices would have been better, we never consider they could have led us to a worse place instead.
Maybe you feel as though it couldn’t really be any worse than it is right now. Looking back at your life choices, there are clear faults in the path and you should have made different decisions. But if you are reading this, chances are you can begin a new origin story right now. The decisions you make today, tomorrow, next week; they will tell the story of the you ten years from now. Make them count.