A vast number of people seem to be yearning to live a life that is more rewarding, fulfilling, and purposeful. However, rather than determining what it is they want out of life and the way to achieve it, they get in line behind the motivational speaker of the month and play follow the leader.
Let us back up a bit and recall the simple truth. When you were born into this world you had the right to live. While alive, you have the right to freedom. Being free, you have the right to pursue happiness. Your right to pursue that which makes you happy, however, lies dormant, unused, dying on the vine until you take control of your life and make choices for how it will unfold.
The person you are today and the life you are living is the result of choices you have made in the past (even if the choice was to let another choose for you). The person you will be going forward into the future will be the result of the choices you make today. You have been given the incredible power to choose the quality of life you live; the measure of well-being you experience; and the health of the relationships in which you engage.
If you are thinking, “that is easy for you to say”, “if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth”, “if you were born a certain color”, “if you were born with an intellect or talent that is valued”, “if you are a certain age and have a sizable bank account.” Then one has the power to choose. With that thinking you are choosing to sit on the sidelines of YOUR life and watch it go by. If this applies to you, and it certainly has to me in the past, you have the power to choose to do something or do nothing. That is your choice and yours alone.