“Everything is a choice. This is life’s greatest truth and its hardest lesson. It is a great truth because it reminds us of our power. Not power over others, but the often untapped power to be ourselves and to live the life we have imagined.” – Matthew Kelly
What will you see when you look at your life ten years from now? What will you choose? That is a bit of a scary thought. It makes me think about the choices I have made throughout my life so far and how they have shaped who I am today. It is also liberating because I can appreciate the power of my ability to make choices that will shape my own future.
Life is filled with choices. You choose where you live, who your friends are, what you eat, and how you spend your time. You choose the thoughts you think. You choose to wake up in the morning excited, angry, or indifferent. Life is a choice. Fear is a choice. Courage is a choice.
This can be such a hard lesson because we forget that we have the freedom to make choices. Sometimes we are haunted by bad choices we made in our past that turn into feelings of resentment towards ourselves. Maybe we went down the wrong path at one point and have become discontent with where we are in our lives because of our lack of ability to make good choices. But inside the negative there is always a silver lining. The consequences of making bad choices can be the best life lesson you can learn. That is, if we choose to learn. We all have the same 24 hours in the day. It is up to us how we choose to use them.
It is our freedom to choose how we feel about ourselves. It is our decision to make excuses or take action. The power to choose is the power to change. It is up to us to choose to live the life we have imagined.