In life, choices can either be difficult or easy to make. However, the consequences of our choices are never proportionate to how difficult they are to make; difficult choices can lead to small gains or big ones, just as easy choices can become tiny bloopers or enormous mistakes!
But look back at your life right now, just as I am doing, and you will probably find something rather strange. Big, difficult decisions often led to success, while the easiest ones, more often than not, ended in disappointment.
Easy decisions are often related to our wants and desires because wanting or desiring something often leads to making an easy decision. Wants and desires can be things like eating an extra slice of cake, buying a designer dress, or even falling in love.
All three situations involve things we want to have, but produce disastrous results if we are not careful. Too many extra slices of cake can make you obese, or even worse, diabetic, and increase your chances for heart disease. Buying a designer dress outside of your means can drive you into a financial dilemma. And falling in love with the wrong person and then allowing them to become your life partner can cost you a life time of hurt, anger, and sadness.
One of the biggest lessons that bipolar disorder taught me through the years is: when applicable, never act on what you want at once, instead, always keep friends close who will filter what you want before you act on it. Never think that, because you know yourself and what you want, what you want will reciprocally be best for you, instead, make sure that people you trust have evaluated what you want and they can attest that you will benefit from it.