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The Decisions You Make and The Effects They Have

Spiderman Decisions

In the comic book world, many of our heroes have had to make some tough choices that have had an effect on them, positive or negative.

“Making a big life change is pretty scary but know what’s even scarier? Regret.”

– Zig Ziglar

You’re supposed to handle life as it comes, right?

You do it.

I do it.

Spider-Man does it.

Superman does it.

So does Batman.

What happens when the life that is coming, is difficult?

What then?

What happens when you need to spend time with someone, but you don’t make the time to do so?

Not enough time

My Grandfather passed away a number of years ago from Alzheimer’s disease. I was fortunate enough to see him just before he passed but after he was gone, I found myself sitting in reflection.

This man was the Superman in my life. He was the kind of guy that could teach you whatever you needed to learn and he would do it as a father, not as a teacher. Tools, automotive, trains, it didn’t seem to matter, his knowledge was endless.

As his health diminished, I was unable to come to terms with what was happening. My hero was leaving me and it hurt.

These questions have haunted me ever since he passed.

Did I make enough time for him?

Will I be satisfied with my decision to see him the times that I did later on in life?

The answer is no and now I live with regret.

Think about it this way.

If Peter Parker had known that his Uncle would be shot and killed that night, would he have made a better effort to:

  1. Stop the thief
  2. Spend some extra time with him

Would either of these, effected the outcome of that night?

Probably.

Maybe, by spending some extra time, Ben wouldn’t have been where he was. Or maybe, by stopping the thief, he wouldn’t have been shot.

I’m not telling you that you can change the outcome of life. No, not by any means. What I am saying is that it is up to you to use your time the way you want to use it.

What if?

Can you imagine how different the comic book landscape would be if Tony Stark didn’t invent the Iron Man suit or Reed Richards hadn’t pushed the boundaries of science?

There would be no Avengers and no Fantastic Four.

What about you?

Do you push your boundaries?

Are you currently working your job as a means to pay your bills or are you working it because you love what you do?

Do you work it because you want to or do you work it because you have to?

Why?

For most, it’s because stepping outside of their comfort zone is scary. It is called the comfort zone for a reason, right?

There is only one thing that happens when you step outside of your comfort zone and that is greatness.

Just look at Tony Stark and Reed Richards.

How can you know what your potential truly is, if you never take the steps to achieve it?

If whomever you work for isn’t allowing you to be the best version of yourself that you can be, I would suggest leaving that company and finding/creating one that does.

When and if you decide to come to terms with a decision or create a path that allows you to reach your potential, and it becomes difficult, think about this:

“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.”

– Saadi

  • The world needs more heroes and I intend to give it to them. Now, I'm not talking about comic book superheroes, although that would be amazing. No, I'm talking about people like you and I who need to take control of their life and make a difference in the lives of others. This is my mission in life.