Consequences of choices; how do you find the best ones for your life?

Simon Idika Written by Simon Idika · 1 min read >

It’s been over 20 days since I joined the MBA program and I can’t help but notice the mind shift I’m currently experiencing. I used to be the type of person that always seek to find fulfilment in the extrinsic but I have to come to terms that it is a vague concept and an abyss.

What does man desire and to what extent is he allowed to seek after that which gladdens His heart. What is the concept of free will and are we truly free?

I pondered and just like Solomon I decided to seek for more knowledge.

I’m a curious cat and my willingness to learn made me realize that I have been chasing after the wind. Silly right?

For some weird reasons I found the story of Kweku Adoboli (the rogue UBS staff who lost over $2bn) both as a lesson and inspiring. He was a smart young man destined for the top, from a privileged background, a hard worker, intelligent and determined. He rose to the top and was entrusted with more.

“To whom much is given, much will be required”

– Luke 12:48

He was unethical and made a lot of silly decisions which cost him his place in the society and a chance for the spotlight.

A vibrant young man with high hopes suddenly became the rogue UBS staff who lost $2bn and that tag is what he may forever be remembered with. He paid the price, did his time and was deported but at what cost?

We do have certain similarities (good ones). He’s a lover of life, smart and a goal getter. I can relate to all that but then in as much as we seek for the extrinsic we should always be ethical as we have certain responsibilities towards those who has placed that much faith in our abilities. “No seating on the edge” as every decision has a cost price.

Only take calculated risk (have a proper risk management system in place) and abide by laid down policies. Integrity is a must have  

What is the cost of your decision?

Ethics as a subject matter is the basis for everything we hope to become in life and our outcome depends on the principles that guides us. They are the building blocks for what we are and what we will be.

“ Those who stand for nothing fall for anything”

– Alexander Hamilton


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