Posted by TerryS on November 08, 2001 at 07:09:36:
DECISION IS DESTINY
"Mommy, what happens when a car gets too old and banged up to
run?" a little girl asked.
"Well," her mother said, "someone sells it to your father."
I think I have bought a couple of cars like that! Like most
people, my life is punctuated by decisions that did not turn out
the way I'd hoped. But we cannot always be expected to make the
best decisions. Sometimes we simply don't have enough
information. And other times, there just isn't a good decision
anywhere to be found! All we can really do is make decisions the
best way we know how and act on them. Things change only when
Before his rise to political fame, Maryland Congressman Kweisi
Mfume walked a path of self-destruction. He dropped out of high
school. A few years later, he robbed a pedestrian in order to
join a street gang. Mfume spent the following years drinking and
troublemaking with the gang.
A turning point came one summer night when he abruptly decided he
could no longer continue on his present course. He decided to
earn his high school equivalency certificate and later graduated
magna cum laude from Morgan State University in Baltimore. He
then went on to earn a graduate degree at Johns Hopkins
When Mfume ran for Congress in 1986, his opponents tried to use
his old mistakes against him. But his achievements since he left
a troubled past behind captivated an electorate who voted him
into office by an overwhelming 87 percent. He was on a collision
course with total failure until he made a decision.
What changes your life is not learning more, though education is
important. What changes your life is making decisions - the best
decisions you can make - and acting on them. It's been accurately
said: "Your decisions determine your direction, and your
direction determines your destiny." Or put another way, "The
decisions you make. makes you."
> From Steve Goodier's PRESCRIPTION FOR PEACE
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