Choice and Decision
Somewhere along the way, it finally dawned on me that the known possibilities are not infinite, they are few. The human imagination can only conjure a select few iterations. A few possibilities which are further reduced by the dizzying array of selections we make per day. The bulk of these selections are mindless, yet they have real consequences on the direction of our day, month, decade, life.
There is this thing that happens with choice and decision. The decidedly diverse possibilities are numerously few, until choice is made.
Choice and decision are exacting actions
These are actions which, by their very nature, burn bridges.
Typically we say, "Do not burn your bridges"
Yet, that is exactly the function of exercising choice.
All other avenues of egress are destroyed in the light of the fiery blaze of decision.
Burned bridges make it so you have no other way to go, except forward.
They are the difference between thinking about skydiving, and being 10,000, 9,999, 9,998, 9,997 feet above the ground as you descend at terminal velocity towards the earth. The option of staying on the ground, plane or in the bed are no longer available...
That bring us to the next insight. Choice and decision bring us to a place of more, albeit limited, choice and decision. The limiting factor is the thought of benefit and detriment. Using the skydiving analogy, once again, your choices are to pull or not to pull the parachute. One has you landing safer (with less of a chance of fatal injury) than the other (of which fatality/death is nearly certain).
I say this to say...
Determine your decisions
Choose your choices
Burn your Bridges and Traverse the Beneficial Path
Enough of life is happenstance, choice is not.