Each day we make choices that influence our pace and quality of life, and many of these are unconscious. While it’s a good thing we don’t have to think about every little choice we make, when it comes to creating a whole, fulfilled, balance between work-related activities and the rest-of-our-life activities… it’s a good idea to wake up and smell the proverbial coffee. Otherwise, we can find ourselves living with the effect of our choices such as feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unhealthy, or out of control.
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”-Nelson Mandela
This is not about right or wrong, good or bad. I believe there are no mistakes, simply lessons learned. Living by choice, not by chance requires us to take responsibility for our own life. We get to choose if our experiences will be a sentence, paragraph, page or a chapter(s) in our life’s story.
So let’s get started…shall we?
Do the following calculation:
- Subtract your current age from 90
- Add two zeros to the answer
- Divide that number in two
*This is roughly how many weeks you have left on this Earth, assuming you live to a very ripe old age.
If you smoke and don’t look after yourself properly, subtract 1,200 weeks.
It’s time to live by choice, not by chance. Here’s how:
LET GO: Release those people, places and things that no longer serve you. You have the power to forgive an apology you never received, past hurts that keep you resentful, and folks that drain your energy. Let go. Start anew.
CHECKLIST of things to let go:
- Need to Please
- Old Belief System
QUESTION: If not now, when?
ACTION: Let go of something that no longer serves you Continue reading