• Cansu Ozgul

It takes a Decision

Updated: Nov 26, 2018

“In pursuing my goals I encountered realities, often in the form of problems, and I had to make decisions. I found that if I accepted the realities rather than wished that they didn’t exist and if I learned how to work with them rather than fight them, I could figure out how to get to my goals. It might take repeated tries, and seeking the input of others, but I could eventually get there. As a result, I have become someone who believes that we need to deeply understand, accept, and work with reality in order to get what we want out of life.”

My best guy friend lives oceans away. I have not seen his face maybe for 5 years. However on the other side I see people everyday and I feel like they are farther away from me.

He once shared a very valuable article with me.

Principles by Ray Dalio

“I believe that adopting pre-packaged principles without much thought is risky.”...

Once you know what goes with your vibe, you make a decision. At that point you need to be ready for nature’s deliveries. They will appear to you in different forms, including “problems”/ “pain” . It is up to you to perceive them right.

To give an example, I was once determined that I did not want any clients who do not share the same values with me. I had a certain clientele in my head that I wanted. Soon enough, I lost 2 of my existing clients, who were actually not the type of clients I wanted. At that point I had 2 choices

1) Feel Horrible to lose them. Stress about it. And go home and sleep all depressed.2)2)

2) Understand

the message that the universe is working to make my dream happen. Accept the change. Embrace what is coming my way, trusting the universe.

“I learned that everyone makes mistakes and has weaknesses and that one of the most important things that differentiates people is their approach to handling them. I learned that there is an incredible beauty to mistakes, because embedded in each mistake is a puzzle, and a gem that I could get if I solved it, i.e., a principle that I could use to reduce my mistakes in the future. I learned that each mistake was probably a reflection of something that I was (or others were) doing wrong, so if I could figure out what that was, I could learn how to be more effective. I learned that wrestling with my problems, mistakes and weaknesses was the training that strengthened me. Also, I learned that it was the pain of this wrestling that made me and those around me appreciate our successes.9 “

“As I mentioned, as we head toward our goals we encounter an enormous number of choices that come at us, and each decision we make has consequences. So the quality of our lives depends on the quality of the decisions we make. We literally make millions of decisions that add up to the consequences that are our lives.”

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