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Power to Choose

July 12, 2012

We constantly make choices every day. If we set a goal of health and fitness which means we exercise every morning, then that needs to become our priority, we have the power to choose what we do. When the alarm goes off of a morning, we have a choice – we can stay in that nice warm bed and grab another hour of sleep or we can get up and exercise and be on the path to achieving our goals. It is always our choice.

Thousands of years ago, Aristotle said, “You are what you repeatedly do.”  So are you going to keep repeating what you are currently doing and not change or move forward, or are you going to take some time and identify ways that you can improve your life?

There are going to be hiccups and road blocks that get in your way but draw strength from knowing that you have the power to choose to find another way, another road, and another option. Don’t let excuses get in your way.

The following are some examples of truly inspiration people who could have easily let the excuse of age get in their way however they didn’t choose the easy option.

  • Golda Meir was 71 when she became prime minister of Israel.
  • Doc Counsilman, at 58, became the oldest person ever to swim the English Channel
  • Henry Ford went bankrupt 5 times before succeeding in the auto industry
  • 14 publishers rejected Margaret Mitchell’s novel “Gone with the Wind”.
  • Edison greatest accomplishment is the light bulb he was most famous for the following quote in regards to his persistence in developing the light bulb …

 “I have not failed.

I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas Edison

  • Colonel Sanders had over a 1000 knockbacks in a two year period for his Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe

So consider the strength in your power to choose.

 

Bear in Mind – There is always a way

 

Even if it is not true, act like it is and usually you can find a way to achieve what you want to achieve.

  • You can push through the tough times
  • Persist a little longer
  • Search a little harder
  • Keep going
  • Failure is giving up
  • Everything else is progress

By believing there is always a way you give yourself every opportunity to experience success!

 

You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be!

There is inside you all of the potential

to be whatever you want to be, all of the energy

to do whatever you want to do.

Imagine yourself as you would like to be,

doing what you want to do,

and each day, take one step towards your dream.

And though at times it may seem too difficult

to continue, hold on to your dream.

One morning you’ll awake to find that

you’re the person you dreamed of,

doing what you wanted to do,

simply because you had the courage

to believe in your potential

and to hold on to your dream.

Donna Levine

 

You have the resourcefulness you need for whatever you decide to choose.

You REALLY do have the:

  • Courage
  • Passion
  • Determination
  • Fire

We can do anything if we have a compelling reason and the focus. There is always a way. Even if it’s not true, act like it is and usually you can find a way to achieve what you want to achieve.

The power to choose is what gives us the opportunity to create a different life! As an individual, you always have a choice.

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