When it comes right down to it, almost everything is a choice. Every single minute, we have choices in life. This is both a great truth and a hard lesson because it reminds us of our own power. Not power over others, but the hidden, untapped power to be our best and live out our dreams.
Future success is not the result of just one monumental decision. It is the result of a continuous series of choices every day. Those choices don’t just impact the moment, they echo throughout our professional and personal lives.
Some may say that we don’t choose our circumstances. However, we have more power over circumstances than we care to admit. Even if circumstances are thrust upon us, we choose how we respond to them. Some of the most inspiring stories are of those who overcame and chose to become successful.
I absolutely love the analogy of a vacation trip which I had read sometime back, a vacation to Mallorca, Spain. Here you have beautiful beaches with the light blue sea with astonishing mountains.
Here you have two options: chill on the beach the whole day or take a trip to the mountains.
Everyone can lie on the beach right? It isn’t difficult. But going for a trek up the mountains has its own set of challenges. You may stumble onto trails that take you to lovely waterfalls, spot some lovely flowers/trees. You may also meet fellow hikers and make friends along the way. But most importantly, the view when you reach the top…ah…once you’re on the peak of the mountain you know what you’ve achieved. You have a beautiful view, and can see more than those people on the beach. You work hard to get something that is much more rewarding!
Everyone can relax on the beach, but you need to have the endurance, motivation, ambition and eagerness to get out of your comfort zone to finally live your life. It’s your choice!