little decisions

Each person has to rise to the unique challenges presented to him or her. Sometimes, you don't know who's prepared for life's game until the whistle blows. Then, all is revealed. But if we look carefully, we can see there are hints beforehand letting you "read" the players. We have a thousand little decisions to make each day that turn us into who we are. Those small decisions reveal slices of our souls. I'm not always the person who picks up a piece of litter or pauses to listen to someone who's hurting, or sets boundaries in the right places--but I want to be. And I want to understand which seemingly insignificant decisions, if I choose wisely, will prepare me for success in the big game. You might say that I know this to be true: The choices I make, make me.

Stephen Goforth