It’s been studied, pondered and probed. In the latest study, that I’ve read, we each make about 35,000 decisions a day. Each choice – Each decision – has significant consequences.
Let me offer Four Choices that anybody can and would be greatly be benefitted by making. Here you go, and you can do it!
- Choose Gratitude: Many of you just read those two words, and thought that if I had, what I want, I could be grateful. But here’s the real deal. If you cannot find anything to be grateful for today, you’ll never be grateful tomorrow. Gratitude will change the trajectory of your day! Write it down, say it out loud. Be certain to CHOOSE GRATITUDE!
- Choose and seek opportunities to encourage others. Again, every study shows us that when we intentionally find good in others, we are happier, more successful people. This world has more than enough folks that can find what is wrong with everything. Choose the other direction. Beat the odds and be the encourager in every room. You will never regret that choice!
- Choose to own the day! Whatever is ahead of you. Whatever challenges are just around the corner, own it! Take responsibility and take control. Don’t look to place blame-look to solve problems. You’ll be far more contented and far more accomplished. This is a choice at every level of life. It’s true at every step on the ladder, and every stage of the organizational chart. Choose to be responsible.
- Choose truth in love! When we choose to tell the truth – IN LOVE – ALL THE TIME – TO ALL PEOPLE – We are choosing the path of peace. I’ve lived in the so called gray space of life and it always left me frustrated, troubled and wounded. Live in the clarity of black and white. Save yourself the grief and anxiety of speaking anything less than truth, especially if it’s with the people you love the most. Great relationships are fueled by truth!
There you go! Four choices that place you in position to win the day! Choose well, my friend!