How the Smallest Choice can Change the Course of Your Entire Life

I believe that there are no right and wrong choices in our lives. Despite this, the choices that we make change the course of our lives forever. When you're presented with two options and you can only take one, there will be a difference in the short and long term outcomes. I'm not saying one is right or wrong, but your life is based off of the choices that you make.


It doesn't take a big choice to have a big affect on your life. We all hear the stories of people choosing to go to a bar and meeting the love of their life or a person going to some place and being so influenced that they change their whole life purpose. We hear of these stories all the time and it shows that the choices we make have a massive impact on the outcome of our lives.


Pause reading this for one second and think...

back to a time when you were presented with two choices and how your life changed because of the option you decided to pursue. Think how it made your life better or worse.


No matter the outcome of your choice, that decision changed your entire life in some capacity!


Our ability to choose is what makes us human. We have the power to control our lives and attain the things we want, but it requires that we make choices to put ourselves in a position to be successful. These don't have to be big decisions because every decision puts us on a new road and we need to keep successfully changing our route to get to where we want to go.


I was out on a trail run today and I was thinking about how I got to where I am today. Right now, I'm preparing to run 100 miles in a 30 hour race that's occuring in just under three months. This probably seems crazy to some people, but what's even crazier is that there was a point in my life where I couldn't run a single mile. These two moments of my life are complete polar opposites, but there's a small choice along the way that I can point out where I can say this change started. I had multiple moments where my weight effected me to a point where I couldn't do what my friends were doing which made me make a choice to go to the nutritionist for a consultation. I got on the scale and my body fat percentage was 43% and when I left the office I said I'm going to lose weight and I made it happen. This decision changed the course of my life forever and I wouldn't be able to do what I'm doing now without making that single choice. That's how powerful a decision has the potential to be!


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Tanner Kern is a 22 year content creator and endurance athlete from Connecticut. He is the host of The Tanner Kern Podcast and creator of "It's a Process: My Tips for Becoming the Best Version of Yourself."

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