Our life experience is determined by the choices we make every day…the good, the bad and the ugly (very ugly some days.)
What is happening in our life right now, today, is in large part determined by the choices we made in the past and so our future will be determined by the choices we make today. One day or one action may seem insignificant and often they are when examined alone, but the patterns of our choices are what shape the direction and quality of our lives, our success, and our happiness.
In plain terms – Our choices drive our lives.
What actions we take…or don’t take.
Whom we love, help, collaborate with, associate with, hire, work for, and spend time with.
Whether we pursue our dreams doggedly…or let them languish in the “someday” pile.
How we take care of our bodies and our health.
What information we choose to put into our minds… and what we do with it when it gets in there.
The attitude with which we treat other people and ourselves…are we kind and generous…or are we critical and complaining.
How we spend our time…enhancing our lives, taking steps towards a goal, having fun, or passing the time on some mindless activity that will not matter tomorrow.
Taking risks…or playing it safe.
Where we place the majority of our focus…planning for the future, remembering the past, or living for the now.
It’s important to remember that all of our choices are valid. It’s also important to remember that the choices we consistently make every day are what matter most. That said, we must be willing to accept responsibility for what we decide…and don’t decide, what we do…and what we don’t do. Often the choice we don’t make is more impactful than the choice we do make.
It’s not about anxiously overthinking every choice we make or beating ourselves up for the choices we’ve made in the past. It’s about being honest with ourselves about the choices we make and how those choices affect our future.
Simply notice. Pay attention to the choices you’re making.
…Then you have two options
Accept the life experience chosen without complaint.
Make different choices next time.