Multiple choice gives us the ability to select from the available options.
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It also makes it relatively difficult to look for even better options or an entirely different choice.
Choice creates competing thoughts and affects our decision making. The limited option makes it easier to opt-in or look to create new possibilities.
With a bit of extra time on hand, we could be tempted to use it on any available non-essential options. There is no sense of urgency or a deadline to meet, so the available free time becomes a barrier to our progress or fulfillment.
On the other hand, if time is finite and something must be finished before it runs out, we will be pushed to be extra focused on making the most of the time on hand.
It is no wonder, often, an hour-long meeting takes the entire hour, which could have accomplished the same result or better in less time.
We cannot control the options that will be laid out for us, and it is up to us to save ourselves from getting pulled in every direction. The idea is not limited to work alone. It can be applied to every aspect of our lives.
The choice is freedom, a birthright, but must be exercised with prudence to make the most of it.
What choice are you making right at this moment?
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With gratitude, until next week.