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Monday, July 17, 2017

The Differences Between Mistakes and Poor Choices

Many people do not understand the difference between a mistake and a choice.  Andy Andrews in this book The Noticer give us a great example.

“If you are lost, wandering through a forest in the dark, unable to see, unaware that a cliff is nearby, and you stumble off the cliff and break your neck, that is a mistake. 
But let’s say it’s broad daylight. You are meandering about in a forest you’ve been told never to enter. There are No Trespassing signs everywhere, but you think you can slip in and slip out and not get caught. Now, again let’s say you fall off a cliff and break your neck…that, my friend, was not a mistake. It was a conscious choice.” (Pg. 117-118)
Wrong doing by choice demands you "Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance." You do so by making right choices and by accepting personal responsibility for the wrong. 

Check out this related blog entry: Choose to Change!