One of the gifts we have been blessed with is that of making choices. This is the act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities.
Sometimes it’s difficult to exercise this action for several reasons ; may be because of fear of judgement , not being well informed about a situation , lack of confidence and much more.

Taking a decision requires confidence and acknowledgement of the responsibilities inherent in making a choice. It’s important to make an informed choice and for people around to respect the choices you make.Sometimes we come across individuals who want to manipulate the choices of others for selfish reasons.

You need to create boundaries and teach people how to respect and value the choices you make, at the end of the day you will bear the responsibility of the consequences of your actions. At the same time, be mindful that whatsoever decisions you make will have an impact on others. Acknowledging that each choice made will affect another person is a valuable way to live, and not only with the big things, but with small decisions too. Choices matter, people matter and when there is awareness of the influence a choice can have, there are better outcomes.Striking that delicate balance between the right to making your choices and ensuring that you consider others in making your decision is one way of respecting your relationships.

I would love to get your feedbacks on how you manage the delicate balance making choices that are inclusive and setting your personal boundaries.


  1. Very well said prof Iyom.
    Making choices are truly dependent on our views and perspection about issues surounding us.
    You have truly sumed it all by reminding us to consider others in making decisions. This is apt indeed. Thank you again for sharing.

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