People… if we really knew how close we were to becoming the very best we could be, to living the best life we possibly could, and to getting the best out of life, we would be shocked! This may sound like a cliche, but it is a common reality. Unfortunately, it is also an uncommon occurrence.
It is uncommon because most of us in society fail to understand the vital importance of choices. A person’s success or failure in life depends on a lifetime of actions. These actions, however, are the result of a lifetime of choices.
Those who succeed, and continue to succeed in life, understand that their position is attributed to their sum of choices. Consequently, those who experience failure, and continue to fail in life, are under the illusion that their position is attributed to bad luck.
Allow me to say this: If you are reading this, and you feel that life has giving you a raw deal, or that you have experienced a string of bad luck which has you feeling like a failure, the truth is you’re only 3 choices away from your greatness!
FIRST CHOICE: MAKE THE CHOICE TO BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE.
Most of us will not admit it, but we have a tendency to complain, especially when we get around other people. We get together and complain about our jobs, our spouses, what goes on in our homes, etc. When our minds are constantly fixated on complaining about the things we don’t have, our creative side is being robbed from focusing on things we do have, and we’re also blocking our future blessings. It is said that one of the greatest ways to get more, is to be thankful for what you already have.
SECOND CHOICE: MAKE THE CHOICE TO FIND YOUR HAPPINESS.
When we are doing what we love, we are happy! I’ve never seen someone complain about going to a game, or going on vacation, or going shopping. The secret is that we have to find a way of making a living that puts a smile on our faces. If we don’t love what we do, we will soon lose our motivation and happiness over the years. When a paycheck is our only motivation to drive to our job, it may be time to find another motivation to earn a paycheck.
THIRD CHOICE: MAKE THE CHOICE TO GIVE BACK.
There is no greater feeling than giving back. Please don’t confuse this with money. Many times we confuse giving back with charity. As a society, we can give back in so many ways that wouldn’t cost a dime. We can mentor children, we can teach life skills that we possess, we can coach our youth in responsibility, in sports, and in life.
UP TO THIS POINT…
THE SUM OF OUR CHOICES HAS MADE US THE PEOPLE WE ARE TODAY.
LET’S APPLY THESE 3 CHOICES TO LEAD US TOWARD OUR FUTURE GREATNESS!