Recently, I was watching a news anchor I really respect. She incredibly smart. Highly successful, and beautiful. What I found interesting was when she said that when she is ready to turn out the lights, she chooses to do one more thing. She stops. Looks around. Thinks…I’m not done. I’ve got enough in me to do one more thing. So, what can I do today to make tomorrow easier?
The act of choosing. That’s life. A series of choices. Deciding to get out of bed is a choice. Hitting snooze is a choice. Jeans or pants? Breakfast or brunch? Arrive early or late…Yes. For the most part, being late is a choice.
Every choice has a consequence. Every choice leads to another choice, and another consequence, and eventually your circumstance. The sooner you realize the choice-consequence-cirumstance connection, the sooner you can begin to move in the direction you want your life to go…but that, too, is a choice. I don’t mean to sound preachy preachy but it’s true.
For me, I choose how my day will go. I’m not always correct which then forces me to choose how to respond. Sometimes, it’s easy. Sometimes, it’s hard. Sometimes, I fail.
Choices. Choices. Choices. There are choices you make without even thinking. Here are just a few:
You choose your thoughts.
You choose what you say.
You choose expectancy.
You choose how you spend your time.
You choose your friends wisely.
Give that some thought. Better yet…choose to give that some thought.
Today, I chose to shower. I choose to get dressed. I choose to work…and I feel good. :)