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Can having too many options become a drawback?

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Is there a lack of progress in your life because as soon as you start one thing you drop it and start something else? Can having too many options become a drawback rather than a positive thing? The movie “300.”  which is partly based on historical events and part fiction, tells the story of the Spartan King Leonidus, who went to fight the Persian King Xerxes during the war between the Greeks and Persians. What made the battles Leonidus fought so remarkable, according to Greek mythology, is that he took only 300 men to fight against Xerxes' army of over two million men. 250*250 open air. What Dr. Moses say is burning your bridges, however, is not something to be taken lightly. It requires careful though and reflection. The process of deciding your purpose in life and what you want out of life can be a long one and can take many months and even years of refining as you get to know yourself better and explore the possibilities life has given you. But once you reach a point where you know what you want out of life, you need to burn your bridges. You must let go of all other options and pursue the thing that you truly want. In reality this may be several things. The point is that these things make up your vision for your life.

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