Every decision you make impacts your life

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

Throughout the day, we tend to make countless decisions, ranging from what we choose to eat for lunch, what we want to wear that day and what to watch on TV.

Sure, those decisions may not seem that important, but we do often make other decisions each day that can greatly affect our daily lives.

Sometimes we have to decide what is the right call to make when we are an employee, and we are not sure what is the best move to make and whether or not it will affect our jobs.

Other times, we have to make long-term decisions, and these can include whether or not we should be around certain people, go to certain places or participate in certain activities.

For me, it is important to make the right decisions regarding almost everything I do, and this goes for every addict in the world. We have to think about whether or not what we do can jeopardize our clean time and sobriety.

It may sound silly, but I think it is important for each and every one of us to thoroughly think about the choices and decisions we have to make in life.

These things we choose to do can very well impact what happens later down the road.

We all have that little voice in our head that most often tells us what we should choose to do, but we also have our hearts that we have to follow and listen to as well.

We can also pray to God for guidance as to whether or not we should choose to do certain things.

I encourage everyone to follow your heart and choose to do what you feel is the best thing.

I know, in my life, there were many times I chose to do the wrong thing, without thinking about the consequences, and later on in life it really impacted me.

For instance, I chose to pick up drugs one time, and it led me to becoming a full-blown addict.

Science has proven that there are people in this world who are just simply addicts, and addiction can hit them after one time, whereas other people never have to face it.

I know that is the case, but I often regret the decisions I made in my past, and I do think about how if I had thought hard about it back then, I would not have chosen to do the things I did.

Use your brains and listen to your heart, and choose to do what feels right in any situation.

Andrew Paisley is a senior journalism major. He can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]