It’s the first Friday of December and all around us are the signs of Christmas..
The music in the shops, the adverts on the television the lights in the streets..
I don’t know about you but I love this time of year.. but like many of you, I find it easy to get caught up in the overwhelm of it all.. (I hope I’m not alone!)
But I have to remind myself, that it’s a simple choice of how I deal with it – We all come into this world the same: naked, scared and knowing nothing. After that grand entrance, the life we end up with is simply an accumulation of all the choices we make.
Our choice can be our best friend or our worst enemy. They can deliver us to our goals or sending us into orbiting into a galaxy far, far away.
Think about it. Everything in your life exists because you first made a choice about something. Choices are the root of every one of your results. Each choice starts a behaviour that over time becomes a habit.
Choose poorly, and you might find yourself back at the drawing board, forced to make new often harder choices.
Don’t choose at all, and you’ve made the choice to become the passive receiver of whatever comes your way.
In essence, you make your choices, and then your choices make you. Every decision, no matter how slight, alters the trajectory of your life – whether you go to university, who to marry, to have that last drink before your drive, to indulge in gossip or stay silent, to make one more prospecting call or call it a day, to say I love you or not….
Every choice will have an impact on your life….
Our choices are often shaped by our culture and upbringing. They can be so entwined on our routine our behaviours and habits that seem beyond our control.
For instance, have you ever been going about your business, , enjoying your life, when all of a sudden you’ve made a silly choice or series of small choices that ultimately sabotaged your work and momentum, all for no apparent reason?
You didn’t intend to sabotage yourself, but not thinking about your decisions – weighting the risks and potential outcomes – found yourself facing unintended consequences.
Nobody intends to become overweight, go through bankruptcy or get a divorce, but often (if not always) those consequences are the results of a series of small, poor choices..
You’ll be hit with a zillion choices today – make some good ones!
Have a great day Xxx