“I don’t want to be in a battle.But waiting on the edge of one I can’t escape is even worse.”(-Peregrin Took, LOTR: The Return of the King)
Every day, hundreds of decisions await your judgement—some you make unconsciously or by force of habit or circumstance, while some demand more serious pondering, owing to the gravity of their consequences or the magnitude of the stakes. You don’t always realize the significance of your choices the moment you are making them, but the grand sum of these acts of the will— great and small—inevitably shapes your life. The collective qualities of your choices interactively reflect and define your character.
It is interesting and insightful to survey your life in terms of the decisions you have made, both great and small. More interesting still is a survey of your life based on the decisions you had refused to make, and you realize that even that refusal—the dillydallying—is essentially a choice. And all choices have consequences.