The title of the post comes from J.K. Rowling, or should I say from Albus Dumbledore…This season, and recent seasons of Survivor, they continue to highlight choices. Do I try to get an Immunity Idol during a challenge in front of everyone or do I choose the puzzle with less pieces, but higher degree of difficulty. The choices make for interesting events and variety in the game. It highlights the differences in contestants and often creates tension and conflict. It was tremendous television waiting to see if Kelley would make the choice and go for the idol at the immunity challenge. Just imagine Kelley got caught going for the idol!
So why do I dedicate a post to choices? I think there are a myriad of choices made throughout the game and I think this is where the game can be won or lost..and I think I make good choices! It is not that I think I always choose right and others choose wrong. It is that I approach problems differently and don’t limit myself to the choices offered. If offered A or B, I often identify C as a viable alternative. Call it thinking outside the box, not caring if there is a box, or as I’ve been told – I simply don’t think the rules apply to me. I tend to think of “rules” as “guidelines”. I tend to step over the line in pursuit of options that meet my needs.
The title quote is known to millions of Harry Potter fans around the world. Maybe after I play Survivor, the world will know my quote just as well…”You don’t know where the line is until you step over it and take a tiny step back.”