I’m doing this new thing where the titles lead the thoughts. If that doesn’t make sense now, it might when you’re done reading. Level with me here.
In every situation you will ever find yourself, you will always have a choice. Don’t let anyone fool you. People will try to guilt trip you, threaten you or tempt you. Not all of them try to lead you down a particular path out of malice or wickedness, some of them sincerely feel that their advice is what you need at that time. But there are people who will tell you things because they can benefit from influencing your decisions. So be careful.
Stop and consider the facts of every situation you find yourself in – very carefully. Know for yourself what you stand to gain and what you stand to lose. Know that it’s okay to lose things sometimes for a greater cause. And in the same way it’s okay to win or help yourself even if it might not make everyone happy.
Make every decision knowing that you understood the odds. And when even the odds are hidden, walk bravely, with all of your own consent, into that darkness. Carry light in your heart and in your mind.