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  • Writer's pictureAlex Pratt

Let there be Light 2017: No 13

George Bernard Shaw wrote “The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself. All progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

One critical life distinction lies in the difference between our choices and our decisions. A choice is a selection made irrespective of reasons, while a decision weighs the evidence and is underpinned by reasons. ‘Reason-abled’ decisions are by definition subject to change as and when circumstances change, but our choices define who are and are non-negotiable irrespective of circumstance.

Choice and decision mindsets are equally valuable and are both deployed by successful people. The key point perhaps is that the outstanding are led by their choices, supported by their decisions. They are extra-ordinary because it is ordinary to try to fit your choices around your circumstances and decisions.

Do I choose to write this blog because I choose to write this blog i.e. is it a choice? Or, is it a decision based on circumstance? Answers on a postcard…….

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