Choosing A Better Life: How Making The Right Decisions Can Lead To Happiness

Choice is a life-altering skill

Janice Eastman
4 min readMar 6


An older person considers whict fruits to choose.
Photo by Beth Macdonald on Unsplash

Imagine waking up every day feeling content with your choices because you know they undoubtedly lead to your best life.

Yet, choosing well is not a natural skill for everyone.

But, it’s the tool that can change our current situation and potentially impact our future — changing the trajectory of our lives.

From choosing what to wear in the morning to making a significant career move, every decision we make has consequences, both big and small.

However, knowing how to make the right decisions is not always easy.

Those who are capable of making informed and positive decisions can turn the path of their lives into one of success and fulfillment.

Conversely, those who make consistently poor choices and decisions can become stuck in negative and often detrimental patterns, leading to the opposite outcome.

The impact of choice-making on an individual cannot be understated, with nearly everything in life coming down to your ability to harness the power of your decisions.

Discipline, integrity, grit

I recently had a conversation with a relative who, over the years, has constantly chosen to take the easy roads in life. While at times this might seem like the right path, it has always led to the same result of mediocrity.

More than 20 years later, my relative still lives with untapped potential and “big dreams.” A dream that hopefully will someday see them leaving a “legacy.” And no matter how hard they try, they simply can’t seem to get out of this rut. Or even the mindset.

Perhaps the most significant obstacle to achieving that desired “better life” is fear.

Fear of failure and fear of the unknown can be paralyzing — it’s quite the obstacle.

Yet, it takes bravery to make unconventional choices that will lead us to fulfill our greatest aspirations.



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.