You have choice in everything that happens to you. Of course, you may not control the occurrence of all situations or events in your life, but you do have choice in how you handle them. Proactive choice lets you guide the direction of your life. Acknowledging that you have choice in every situation is an important element of personal power and self-esteem. Your choices create your life.
Many times people allow choices to be made for them. Choices can be made by default. If you procrastinate, for example, a choice may be made without your input. If you feel you have no power in a situation, you may block your ability to choose. If you fear the results of a specific choice, you may not make the choice that is in your heart. If you have given another person power over your life, they may feel the right to make choices for you.
Acknowledging your power of choice will make your life better. You will navigate the direction of your life. Choice will set you free!
- Think of one situation where you are allowing or have allowed someone else to make a choice for you. Identify one thing you can do to take back your power of choice.
- Make one choice this week that serves your best interest.