The Power to Choose
“The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.”- J. Martin Kohe
Do you have the power to choose your directions in life? It is important to have the power to choose what we want and need. That is what makes a complete human being. If you lose the power to choose what you want, if you lose the power to control your destiny, if you lose the power to choose your career, if you lose the power to choose who you want to spend the rest of your life with, if you lose the power to make life’s decisions, if you lose the power to enjoy your life, if you lose the power to be who God created you to be, if you lose the power to choose the college you want to attend, my friends, nothing is left.
We are happier when we have the right to make our own decisions. It means we are in control of our lives. When you allow people to control your decisions, you have given them the right to own you. If you want to be successful in life, you must control your decisions. Don’t let people control your decisions for you. When they do, only one thing is certain: they will mislead you.
The Greatest Mistake
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing you will make one.”- Elbert Hubbard, writer
If you want to get things done, if you want to grow, if you want to be successful, you should embrace the art of making mistakes. Successful people understand that making mistakes is part of the game of success. They understand that you cannot be successful without making lots of mistakes. Unsuccessful people, on the other hand, believe that making mistakes is not allowed. They believe that playing it safe is the best way to achieve success. The key point here is: learn from your mistakes.
“Freedom is the opportunity to make decisions.”- Kenneth Hildebrand
Freedom is what we all want to enjoy, but only a few people are really free. You are free when you are in control of your decision making process. You are free when you are in control of your life. You are free when you allow yourself to be you. You are free when you believe in yourself. You are free when you love yourself (not in a narcissistic way). You are free when you fill your mind with positive thoughts. You are free when you have the opportunity to make your own decisions.
The Bridge between Where You Are and Where You Want To Be
“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the WILL to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.”- Richard M. Devos, American businessman
It is impossible to achieve anything of value without action. You cannot grow without taking the right actions. A comprehensive plan without action is a waste of time. For example, you clean your car because you want it to be clean. Your car is clean because you took action to clean it. The same is true if you want to be successful. You can do it if you believe you can do it.
Putting it Together:
If you want to control your life, make sure you are the owner of your decisions. If not, you are not in control.