Friday, October 12, 2012

LIVING WELL: It's all about choices

“You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. ”
Fred Rogers (aka Mister Rogers)

Man has been bestowed the ability to think and have free will. Combined those two characteristics allow us to make choices as we navigate through this ever chaotic and complicated existence.

Some choices are simple like what to have for dinner, while others are more complicated such as taking a new job or moving to a new town or state.

But they’re our choices to make regardless of the influence we might receive, good and bad, from the people surrounding us. Our choices to ponder, as rationally as possible, before actually having to live with them on a daily basis.

As Rogers says, “you rarely have time for everything you want in this life.” Stop and ask yourself, are you making choices based upon what you want in life or what others expect of you? Are you paralyzed by the decision making process and therefore never fully commit to anything at all?

Whatever choices we make it’s important to remember who ultimately benefits or carries the burden from those choices – us.

So take some time to think about what’s truly important in your life and what accomplishments you hope to achieve based upon what’s dancing around inside your heart. There you’ll find the truth and there is where you should look the next time you find yourself with a choice to make.

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