If I’d sped through the yellow light on my way to buy a lottery ticket I’d be a millionaire right now. The guy in front of me at the convenience store bought a ticket of randomly selected numbers. I bought the next set of randomly selected numbers. The next day I learned that he’d won $22 million. That was a costly yellow light.
Hustling to catch a subway like Gwyneth Paltrow’s character, Helen, in “Sliding Doors” is not an active life changing decision. It is a reaction to circumstance and environment. The following list of Decisions drive the circumstances and environments that we react to on a daily basis:
- Where you live
- Where you work
- Who you marry
- Your decision to have your first child
- Your ultimate religious affiliation