January 3, 2018



5 Simple Things You Should Remember About Making Positive Choices

Can you recall the last time you made a critical decision in your life? How did you approach the decision making? Was it hard? How would you assess yourself with the choices you made? Making decisions is a huge part of our life, and they hone us into the person that we become over the years. Sometimes we make good decisions and sometimes we fail.

It’s inevitable to make mistakes, but these are opportunities for us to learn something from the experience. Making mistakes can shed light to things that we couldn’t understand. But sometimes, there are some mistakes that can ruin our lives. So, how do we make positive choices in life to avoid this kind of situation?


  1. Weigh in every possibility

It pays to know how to look at your options in every angle possible. Take time to look at the consequences that may happen after each option is chosen. Do you think you can go through that much of a change? Is it worth it?

  1. Don’t let fear keep you from making choices

Fear can be a force to reckon with. While it’s good to have fear inside you because it teaches you not to choose foolishly, cultivating too much of it would prevent you from doing anything at all and that’s far worse than making mistakes.

  1. Making a choice alone is already a positive choice

Let’s face it. It’s hard making decisions, most especially the critical ones. We are hindered by our fear that we don’t do anything about it at all. This leads to further complications and by doing so, we fail to open ourselves to the opportunity of embracing new experiences. We deprive ourselves from growing. Sometimes, standing up for what you believe in is enough of a positive choice in life.  We shouldn’t let moments flutter by. Seize the moment and take what life has to offer in open arms.

  1. At the end of the day, there are no bad choices

Everything has its purpose and they will unfold in due time. You will be surprised how a mistake can lead you to some offbeat path that to greatness. Not every road taken is straight. Sometimes you have to get lost so you can be found again. They maybe bad choices for you now, but in time you’ll see how they will do you good. It’s all about changing your point of view.

  1. Stand up for your choices. Learn not to regret.

Erase the thoughts of “What if?” in your head. Looking back at your decisions, especially your unfortunate decisions will only make you feel worse. When you make a decision, you have to stand up for it. Commit yourself to it and accept the fact that you decided to do that. You should move on from there and start building until you make a whole. Second guessing yourself is easy, but remember that you should shy away from those thoughts. In order for you to have positive choices in life, you have to convince yourself that you are in control and living with your choices is a huge part of that.


Miriam S. Jumalon

About the Author

Dr. Miriam Jumalon

Dr. Miram Segudo-Jumalon is a graduate of Bachelor in Elementary Education. Served the private educational System for more than 2 decades but opted to avail of an early retirement and decided to enter in the public school to know the real world of the educational system in Philippine Settings.
At the same time discover and venture the online business industry from being a full-time teacher to a Teacherpreneur in the Philippines. Her new journey of sharing new opportunities on E-Learning  as the best avenue to be Innovative and Creative teacher in today's world of technology.

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