Each and every one of us has power within us. Some utilise this power to its full potential, exercise it every single day, and use it for good over evil.
This power that I speak of, is the power of choice.
Every day we are faced with choices, from the moment we wake up until the moment we go to bed. Whether it's what we have for breakfast to which way we drive to work or what clothes we decide to wear. Everything we do involves some element of choice.
It's the choices we make each and every day that determines what we do, when we do it, where we do it, and essentially...who we are as a person. Our decisions and our choices dictate the people we become over time. For this reason, it is so important that we understand the effect each and every decision we make has on the rest of our life.
We're always brought up to "make good decisions", but what does that even mean? Who decides what a "good decision" or a "bad decision" is? To quote Gary Vaynerchuk, "doing the right thing is always the right thing." Regardless of what anyone else says as long as you are comfortable with the decision you've made that's all that matters.
One of the very first lessons I learnt when I started out posting content and pushing my personal brand was that no matter which direction you head there will always be judgement.
If you go left, you're going to be judged. If you go right, you're going to be judged. If you go forwards, you're going to be judged. If you go backwards, you're going to be judged.
North, South, East or West...judged.
There comes a point where you come to learn that your choices and your choices, they dictate your life and nobody else's, and regardless of the choice you make, you will be judged.