On owning your decisions

Illustration of a cross-roads with one path marked "keep going" leading off a cliff and another path marked "change" leading into the forest.

“Bitterness always comes to those who look back on a life of choices imposed upon them from the outside. And you may not make all the right decisions, but if you own those decisions, they all become the right ones because together they become the path of your own creation and you become the architect of your own life.”

This is from a recent conversation with Wade Davis on the Tim Ferriss show. Wade was named one of National Geographic’s Explorers for the Millennium and is described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet, and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.”

Kind of blew me away.

Own your decisions (good or bad) and you are the architect of your own life.

Stop owning them, blaming others, feeling sorry for yourself, and then what?

It’s not complicated, but it sure is hard.

I’ve hunted down a copy of The Wayfinders and can’t wait to start it.

One response

  1. That feeling of empowerment from owning your decisions is something lost on those people who will forever blame external events before they look inwards.

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