Remember those multiple choice questions from high school?

I still wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat thinking about them.

The correct answer could be a, b, c, d, or e.

They all sound about right.

They all seem logical.

But you had to choose one.  Only one.

And only one option was correct.

We seem to think that life is like that.

We have a broad array of choices in front of us and only one is right.

What if we make the wrong choice?

What if someone else chooses correctly, but we get it wrong?

What if we just sit here looking at the test and make no choice at all?

Choose something.

Make a decision.

Don’t lose sleep over the selections that others make.

But know this.

If you made a poor decision, you can learn from it and get it right the next time.

One wrong choice (unless of course, it’s incredibly illegal, irrational or immoral) doesn’t necessarily mean that we fail the test.