The illimitable freedom of the human mind has proven over time to be a double-edged sword. When counterpoised by purity of heart, this freedom emancipates man from the strictures of human nature and liberates his finest creative impulses. When backed by a troubled heart, however, this freedom opens the door the worst atrocities man has known.
Effectiveness in living is largely a matter of right emphasis. Decisions of course must be made, and at times you make good ones, others bad, but what you place emphasis on in the living of life will go a long way in shaping your experience of it. Emphasize wisely and your world will grow.