Based in Washington, Ross is a general manager of a food safety company. His musings explore life, work and every moment in between.

Every Choice Has a Consequence

Hi Ross,

I had come across a quote the other day and this one got me thinking.  I am in a particularly difficult and defining point in my life right now and I guess coming across this kind of hit me. "You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequences of your choice."

Good or bad, every choice has a consequence.  As I sit here in my truck, ready to go to work, I stop and think about a lot in regards to my choices.  Some make me proud while others make me shake my head. You had mentioned making mistakes and making success in your recent musing, along the several places life took you.  You're now a happily married father and that is the consequence of things you've done right.  I'm sure you have examples of the opposite as well and we all have those. I thought that at some point in the future, you might think of that quote and how it relates to everything we do professionally and personally.  Such a quick and simple quote and yet it also has endless effect.

-Ahren Reinhardt

I really appreciate what Ahren says when he relates to is the fallibility of our decisions. Every day we make choices that can resonate (or not) through our lives. In those moments we can choose to positively or negatively impact the future of ourselves or others. There are very few zero impact decisions and when we take time to think of the future effects, we make much better choices.

No points for winning, minus points for losing

Being our best selves for others

Being our best selves for others