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Wednesday Wisdom: Choose Your Own Adventure


Does anyone remember the Chose Your Own Adventure books?


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Each story is written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist and making choices that determine the main character’s actions in response to the plot and its outcome.

As an analyst by profession, I  realize why I loved those books so much as a child. The books provided the opportunity to think through strategies for next steps, observe how my choices played out, and learn lessons from my choices in a totally painless way (even if I died in the book). Then,  I could back track and undo my mistakes in order to progress through the story.

Choose your own adventure books are great for strategizing and learning lessons from mistakes, but in real life remember to move forward even if you don’t  know how everything will play out.

Making mistakes is a sign of stepping outside of the easy comfort zone—it means  you are truly living.


stay inspired and enjoy the adventure.




5 thoughts on “Wednesday Wisdom: Choose Your Own Adventure

  1. I truly believe in creating the adventure. Mistakes allow us a chance to reassess our decisions and redirect our efforts to improve ourselves and our situation. Continue to encourage other, as you have encouraged me.

    T. Whitehead

  2. Great advice! I have always been afraid to make mistakes, meaning i play it safe! Mistakes are a part of life and growing up! Thanks for the great post today.

    • I don’t like to make mistakes at all! Those books make the pain and frustration of mistakes non-existent, but in reality mistakes grow us. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wow! What a flashback..Those books were amazing in that they showed how many different paths a decision could take us down. I loved that you did not have to go through an entire book to find out the ending, unlike in real But your comment about moving forward despite not knowing the end is crucial for folks like me to remember. Thanks!

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