The most familiar words the sentences begin with I have ever heard are, ‘I have no choice…’
I have no choice but to stick to the job I dislike.
I have no choice but to quit it.
I have no choice but to accept it.
We have a tendency to attribute the problems we encounter to the uncontrollable circumstances, harsh situations, social inequality, and so on.
These haunting things continuously have a significant impact on us and then make us believe in the notion that we have no choice.
However, we always have a choice.
When we choose to stick to a job we hate, it only implies that we don’t want to risk anything to achieve what we like.
When we choose to abandon something, it means that we don’t want to put more considerable effort to make it better, which is much more complicated than saying ‘I have no choice but to quit it.’
When we say that we have no choice but to accept it, it only exhibits our propensity to comfort zones.
Even when we reckon that we have no choice, we have chosen to think in this way.
We tend to regard choices as ideal ones, so after realizing that the available choices are not as good as we think, we complained: “I have no choice.”
I beg to differ. Choices are based on realities at the moment instead of imaginary ones. The decisions we made are all about actions at present rather than in the future.
For instance, When you are doing a job, which you don’t like, and you can’t pursue my dream jobs. The reason is you have to bring home the bacon and can’t risk losing it. So You think you have no choice.
Nevertheless, the truth is that you are loath to chase after the jobs you like at the expense of anything, so you choose to endure the job you dislike.
Moreover, It is hard for us to admit that we have a choice because we are, therefore, responsible for the tough situations we are in.
So the next time, when you conceive that you are going to spill ‘I have no choice…,’ you better hold your mouth and rethink whether you, in effect, have no choice, or it is your reluctance to confess we do have a choice.