Your life is your choice.
The alarm went off. Should I get up, or hit the snooze?
Should I take a shower, brush my teeth, stretch, exercise, eat breakfast?
If I eat breakfast what should I eat? Cereal, eggs or maybe I should go out?
Should I read the paper, watch the news, check my email…?
What should I wear?
Open the closet and there are so many choices---the blue shirt, the white shirt?
Finally I am ready to go to work; or maybe I should call in sick?
Ok, I know I have to go to work. So should I take the same route, or try a new one?
Wow, it has not even been an hour since I woke up and I have had endless choices. That is what life is, endless choices. Every moment of every day you have choices, we just don’t stop to think of it that way. We like to think that life is happening to us rather than life is happening as a result of the choices we make.
Sure, it is true that we don’t always have a choice of what is happens, we cannot choose the weather or every other event. However no matter what is happening we can choose what we do.
So no matter what it’s like, you can choose what to wear in the weather.
The truth is that the number of choices we have are infinite.
Never mind the actions we can take, the attitude while you are doing anything has a huge range of choices. We can choose to be mad, rude, obnoxious, kind, enthusiastic, negative, positive, friendly, mean and more.
Our attitude will be one of the most important factors in the results in our life. Changing our attitude from being a victim of life to be powerful will give us the power of choice. Once we realize we are powerful and we have choices, then we can change the choices we make and the results in our lives.
Let’s accept that no one makes us out of shape and over weight. Our bodies are a reflection of the food and exercise choices we make. Our financial situation is a reflection of the choices we make on spending and saving. Examine all the areas in your life you are not satisfied with and then examine the choices you make.
When you are in the moment slow down and don’t react. Ask yourself what choices do you have, and what the results will be of each.
Make a decision this week to change at minimum one choice you keep making that is not yielding the results you want, and start seeing changes. One choice at a time you can change your life.
We are all powerful over the choices we make.
Make choices that make your life powerful.
Choose to be powerful!
daffodils at Wed, Jun 11 03:57 PM:
great article. as i read it so many memories of choices that i have made and which did not bring me the desired results flashed into my mind. As you have said, now i realize that i did not give much thought to the choices that i have made and of course their results. from this moment i am going to think of all the choices i have and their results before i decide to do something.
so2u at Wed, Jun 11 11:50 PM:
Good article. I'm realizing that I may have done a lot in my life ... but I didn't understand that I needed to make more choices about what I wanted to do. Especially since I spent so much time doing it. This is it; I get to decide what I want and make the necessary choices needed to make it happen.
mowens565 at Tue, Jul 08 10:34 AM:
We do have so many choices to make in life and what I've realized in the last few days is that I let so many of those things just happen instead of giving them conscious thought...after reading your article I will make a more conscious effort to choose my path in each and every area of my life. Listening to that inner voice I believe will be the key. Thanks for the eye opener.