In today’s world of so many choices we have so much at our fingertips. You can literally jump on the internet, purchase and download a product before the second eye blink.
We make conscious decisions on clothing, food, electronic devices and other gadgets. We know what we want, when we want it and how we’re going to get it.
With this in mind, I can’t help asking the question, if we have become so masterful at making choices on these things, why is it that we find it so difficult at times to put this same intention into making life choices?
Is it because we are so fearful of failure that we don’t want to make choices? Or can it be that the terror of making a mistake has gained greater value than the goals we actually want to achieve?
I get the opportunity to train and coach many people. I’m always intrigued when I find someone who’s decided to stay in a non productive job or relationship just because they want to stay in their comfort zone. Although they know in their hearts that they would much rather be in a different working environment or relational situation, they stay right there and refuse to make the right choices toward their betterment and progress.
I’ve realised that nothing in life happens by chance. You don’t just end up where you’ve ended up by mishap. Wherever you are in life, it’s because you’ve made certain choices that have yielded certain outcomes. Whether it’s a broken marriage, a failed career or business, an unhealthy state or an addictive behaviour; life didn’t just arrive there. There were a set of circumstances that led to your outcomes. There were some decisive choices you made toward those end results.
Deep down we all know what we need to be doing or at least would like to be doing. Deep down we know what’s good for us, what brings us joy, significance and pleasure. We also know what makes us sad, unhealthy and unhappy. I find great comfort in knowing that I can make the choice to change my life situation and so can you.
So my question today is…
What life choices are you making?
Are you afraid to make choices because you might fail?
Do you refuse to make the right life choices due to lack of awareness of a better way?
What choices do you need to make to ensure success during and beyond this 50 Day Change Challenge?
Always remember that you don’t have to stay doing what you’ve always done! You have the power of choice. So Choose RIGHT!
See you tomorrow.