Change Begins With Choice
Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish;
we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we
wish; we can start a new activity. Any day we wish; we can start the process of
life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.
We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of
having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are.
We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over
truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we
curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause. As Shakespeare uniquely
observed, "The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves." We created our
circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and the responsibility
to make better choices beginning today. Those who are in search of the good life
do not need more answers or more time to think things over to reach better
conclusions. They need the truth. They need the whole truth. And they need
nothing but the truth.
We cannot allow our errors in judgment, repeated every day, to lead us down the
wrong path. We must keep coming back to those basics that make the biggest
difference in how our life works out. And then we must make the very choices
that will bring life, happiness and joy into our daily lives.
And if I may be so bold to offer my last piece of advice for someone seeking and
needing to make changes in their life - If you don't like how things are, change it!
You're not a tree. You have the ability to totally transform every area in your life -
and it all begins with your very own power of choice.