The “Choices” We Make

Before I go any further, let me first give you the clear meaning of the word “CHOICE”. Webster’s dictionary defines the word as: care in selecting, power in choosing, the best part or preferred option, one’s judgment in positive direction, an appealing decision. Would you all agree that this word is of positive connotation?

From the moment we wake up in the morning until it’s time to retire and go to sleep, we’ll make hundreds of “choices” during the day. In the morning alone, we’ll make choices if we’ll spring out of bed when the alarm goes off or if we’ll just hit the snooze button for a few more minutes of rest. Then we’ll choose on what we will wear, what we will eat for breakfast, if we’ll make our lunch or dine out, and which route we’ll take to work according to the traffic report.

As in life, we all make personal “choices” on who we want to be, what friends we will have, who will be our mate and what field of work we want to take part in. If you agree with me, and I think you do, it’s our prerogative to make these choices according to what will make us happy. We just don’t let life hit us in the face without giving our life some thought in making some of these decisions.

Each and every day we make a conscious choice on how to live our lives. However, it amazes me how we’ll let life slip on by and let the daily grind, as well as time, take away our focus on what we really want and what makes us happy. Before you know it, years will have passed without taking the vacation we’ve always wanted, gotten the job we’ve always dreamed of, loved those to our heart’s content and spent time with our parents, siblings, and loved ones who mean the most to us.

As your personal life coach, let me ask you some questions:

  1. If you aren’t dating anyone, what’s truthfully stopping you from finding that special someone you have always wanted that makes you laugh, feel special and to give your heart too?
  2. Is your relationship with your significant-other exactly the way you want it? If not, why isn’t it? After all, you chose to be with this person for the rest of your life.
  3. Are you stuck in a job that has lost its passion? If so, why haven’t you found a new one that makes you want to spring out of bed and enjoy your nine hours away from home?
  4. Have you surrounded yourself with friends that are selfish, unsupportive and never around when you need them? If so, then why do you call them your friends?

So, why does this happen to us? It happens because of the “choices” we make about how to live our lives. We destroy the essence of a positive and powerful word and give it a negative meaning without even realizing it. Isn’t it ironic that when we are confronted with having to make a choice, not making one is the choice you’ve made.

While you are reading this, let’s clear the air and take a deep breath and relax our minds. Take a moment and look at the “choices” you’ve made that have put you where you are today. Do you think your “choices” were made mentally, emotionally, or physically?

The greatest part of life is that it’s never too late to change it. Grab a pen and write down where you are now in your life and where you want to be tomorrow. Remember, life is precious and you only have one chance at it. So take the time when you have an important decision to make and focus on a happy “choice” that will have a positive affect in what you really want. As I always say, “Shoot for the stars” because you deserve life’s best!