Word Of the Week #4: Choices

April 20, 2009 by  

Choices: the voluntary and deliberate act of choosing.

You make choices everyday, some of them consciously and some unconsciously! If there is something that is not working in your life, then you can choose to make to make it different.

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I find a lot of people would rather complain or ignore the things that are not working, rather than take the action to create what they do want.

For example, if your job or your relationships are not as fun as they used to be, what can you choose to do to change that? If you are in the wrong job, then you can choose to find another one. If you have relationships that are strained, then ask yourself, “What can I choose to do to create a different outcome?”

Think about the conscious choices you make this week and how it makes you feel and the affect it has on those people around you.

Reader Responses

“Another great word – choices! I truly believe that our lives are governed by the choices we make. Granted, things do happen that are out of our control, but for the most part, our choices (or lack of them) determine who we are and where we go in life. For every action, there is a consequence – good or bad. Too many people prefer to blame everyone or everything else for the consequences in their lives rather than take responsibility for their choices.” — Terry L. Green

“Unbeknownst to you, I have taken your advice. I chose to resign my position at the Club and seek a new job. I was terribly unhappy. You can only beat a dog so many times before he runs away! Thanks for the advice.” — Andy

“I love these Susan! keep them coming. I look forward to these, they encourage me and help me to look at my innerself, to make any necessary adjustments to make everyday a better day.

I feel fortunate that I attended the Women’s conference, because I feel like I brought something with me.” — Brenda Moreno