Saturday, February 27, 2010

Life is a series of choices...



The title says it all...life is full of choices..Endless choices that we have to go through every single day without fail... We have to make choices in life regarding almost every aspect, down to the smallest details. Your day is filled with decision making from the time you wake up in the morning until the time you go back to bed at night.
How do we escape from making choices? It is simply impossible. Without us noticing it, we might be making hundreds of choices every day...Nothing to be surprised huh?
Imagine having to make choices on the clothes you’re gonna wear to school or workplace...the breakfast meal, be it cereal, French toast, hash brown or nasi lemak?, the song that you’re gonna listen during your journey to school or workplace and many more..Choices revolves around us...we can’t do anything but to make good choices and hoping for the best after making them.
This reminds me of the poem “The road not taken” by Robert Frost. You see, you have to make choices at critical times and choosing a road between two pathways is definitely not easy. You’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of both sides and it can be really stressful at times to think deeply and come up with a good decision and the most important thing is not regretting it. 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

"The Road Not Taken" seems to illustrate that once one takes a certain road, there is no turning back. Although one might change paths later on, the past cannot be changed. It can be seen as showing that choice is very important, and is a thing to be considered. And that you will never know what the other path was like, so you may regret never knowing (the sigh), although it was still worth it because you made the right choice by knowing that you were able to exercise your personal freedom and independence. ( Source from Wikipedia)

“The choices you make in the present will impact your future, and your vision for tomorrow will guide you in making the right choices today!”
Every day is filled with dilemmas on making the right choices...I, myself always got stuck in the dilemma zone where making the right decision has never been my cup of tea. Haha...I can never escape from making wrong decisions; experience the mistakes I’ve made, regretting from doing them and learning then after.
 Remember this face? Muka "confused" nabeyl
Why did I write this post, you might ask? Well, it has come to the period of time where I have to make one of the most crucial decisions in my life..That is regarding my studies..The choice I make will affect my future and change my life forever..I have not come out with a decision yet..still thinking and weighing my options...doing research and trying to visualize my future if I make certain choices...so yeah..I’m hoping that everything will turn out great....Insha’Allah...

15 comments:

shandye. said...

buat comparative list between both choices... list down both pros n cons. dari situ sure buleh buat keputusan yg sewajarnya.

buat solat istiqarah.
mintak petunjuk daripadaNya.

insyaAllah... ^^,

amar said...

wah rindu gler poem tuh!!!
teringat zaman sekolah even baru 1 and half years lefted my beloved skool

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to shandye:
Thanx for the tips...sedang pikir2 ni..still got time till end of march..

to amar:
Huhu..yeah...poem tu tetap dalam ingatan kot..sngt deep kot meaning poem tu

Gildarius Aldaris said...

It is gonna take a while to know this kind of path, but I believe you know the right one.

If you have questions about places or areas, you can talk to me, I know kind of places where you will definitely will feel lonely and lonely only, better if you choose a place not only with a good university, but also with a healthy social life, ya?

derick said...

good luck with the decision making.

just remember that, whatever u choose, however it turns out, stick with it! no regrets okay ;)

bestest!

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to tony:
Thanx tony..will definitely go to u for help..haha..once i have decided on what course and place I would like to go, i'll ask for ur opinion k..thanx again.

to derick:
Thanx for the advice..

adriana az said...

assalamualaikum nabeyl :)
tough one eh?making choices?it's ok,insyaallah..no matter what your decision will be,you'll make the best of what comes to you right?,no regrets and solat,tawakal...:)

C L J said...

The best decision one can make is when he have the best knowledge information. You are due to be a decision maker for the interest of masses in time to come. But now you have all the best time to collect the best to build the best of being wisest to be able to make the best decisions. Congratulations.

ezam said...

buat yang terbaik

pilih yang paling cun sekali

inshaallah kekal jodoh tu nanti..

eh salah...ngarut pula..hehehehe...

dun worilah..

layan aje mana2 dulu inshaallah nanti taulah kamu buat pilihan yg mesra,tepat dan betul!!

think twice.think wise.

Che Kay said...

apa pun jua pilihan yang telah dibuat, teruskan hidup seadanya. Yang penting nabil bahagia~ =)

sara bashah said...

Whatever your decision is, choose the one that will satisfy yourself. Not others.

Because you are the one who will have to face the outcome of the decision that you have made. Not others.

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to adriana:
Thanx for the advice...insyaallah akan buat the right choice..

to CLJ:
thanx..appreciate it

to ezam:
Eh macam terkeluar topic je..haha..layan je kan..

to che kay:
betul2...

to sara:
Nicely said..thanx

nEthE!r@nGeln0r3v!L said...

i love 'the road not taken'
blajr poem tu masa sek dulu...
ingat lg dlm buku tu, cuma page 'the road not taken' je yg diwarna cantik...haha

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to nEthE!r@nGeln0r3v!L:
haha..agak la kan..time i blaja literature pown slalu lukis and warna kat sebelah poem tu..hehe

Pak Su Man MAS said...

Dear Anak ku Nabil Aizat.
Yes... Life is not by chance, IT IS BY CHOICE...
The choice that you will make requires effort (usaha)in the form of a simple chart..a comparative analysis evaluation, for you to see the whole picture at a glance. Start by listing down the elements below for each choice:
- potential issues,
- potential opportunity,
- the impending gains (if any),
- the impending threats (if any)
- future growth

Then look at the critical path that you need to go through to for each choice:
- length of course
- intensity subjects
- involved subjects that you like?
- involve subjects that interest u?
- Is the course difficult?

After that buat solat Istiqharah & tawakkallah..