How Much Are We In Control of Our Decisions?

Dissecting the Influences of Our Choices

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So, how much are we really in control of our decisions?

Well, the answer is plain and simple. We are all 100% in control of our decisions — But, just because we are in control doesn’t mean we always make the decisions that we necessarily want to make.

“Just because you can doesn’t mean you have to.”

Again, this really struck home for me because it led me to my initial question of asking myself why I’m doing what I’m doing in life (and for the record, I’m mostly talking about my career).

“Disappointed by the outcome of my writing ambitions, I didn’t ask myself if I wanted to be a tech-world striver. I just started doing it, because that seemed like the right thing, the thing everyone else seemed to want, the thing I should want for myself. It seemed like progress.”

I personally feel the exact same way in my current position and I’m sure that many others do as well.

Writer & Digital Advertising Expert based in New York. Avid Runner & plant Mom. I write about writing and life in general.

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