Success and Chance

I’m currently making my way back home from university. It’s around 8:00pm and I’m contemplating whether I should go to the gym or not. I’ve been working on losing weight for a long time now, and this goal I’ve decided is truly important to me. But…. I’m tired, a little frustrated with life, and if I’m honest I really don’t want to go. I figured to make the decision easier I’ll let a coin decide my fate. Leave it all to chance.

But as I took out my coin I came to an important realisation. If I had a choice, I would not let chance dictate my happiness, or the successes of my life goals. They are simply too important for me to leave it to fate. So why would I let chance decide today?

Yes I admit that one gym session does not seem all that significant, but it all adds up. Success I’ve reasoned does not stem from a few massive life decisions that you make one or two times in your lifetime. It is an accumulation of hundreds of thousands of tiny decisions that you make every single day.

So the short answer is yes. I will go to the gym. Because even though I don’t feel like it now, somewhere, someday, I’ll be glad I had enough foresight to see the bigger picture, and realise that in life, it all adds up…

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  1. Good for you! Going to the gym is often a difficult choice, but you always feel better afterwards! And you are right, you wouldn’t leave your happiness up to a flip of a coin, so why would you let any other decisions be made by chance. I have to re-examine my coin flipping ways!

  2. I just realized how not mature I am. I am the kind of person who just doesn’t see the bigger picture. Yet. Because i am going to work on it.
    You are totally right. I shouldnt let chance or my laziness define my future.

    1. Don’t be too hard on yourself, it all takes time to realise what you truly want. Realising what that is, and what you need to get it is an important first step. Thanks for your thoughts, good luck, and believe that you are capable of achieving what you want πŸ™‚

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