Life is like a road, there are long and short roads, smooth and rocky roads, crooked and straight roads, just like any road there are corners ,detours and cross roads in life . You do not really know where a road will lead you until you take it .Life gives no guarantees. This is one of the most important things you need to realize about life ; nobody has said your decision will lead to success. Loving someone with all your heart does not guarantee that it would be returned . Gaining fame and fortune does not guarantee happiness. The only thing you have power is the decision that you will make, and how you would act and react to different situations .You never know before making a decision  what the result is going to be .Thus, taking risk is important. It  is definitely better than keeping yourself in limbo. Although it is true that one mistake could get you lost, it could also be that such a turn could be an opportunity for an adventure .It is all a matter of perspective.

While making a decision always stay calm and practical and keep the following points in your mind:

1) Get as much as information as you can

2) Identify and create options

3) Weigh the pros and cons of every option

4) Trust yourself

And remember one thing for final , “if you don’t make a decision then time will make it for you and time will always side against you.” It’s always the choices we make that dictate our lives. Choices are the hinges of destiny. So be cautious while making them. 

Simran  P Kanchagar (Class XI)

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