Believe It or Not, You Have a Choice

Life gives us many choices. Sometimes they may not appear to be there, but they are. Sometimes they are pretty tough, but that doesn’t eliminate their existence.

These days, we have more opportunity than ever to achieve our goals and twice that amount of opportunity to distract ourselves.

“The cost is too high,” you say. The cost of failure. Of embarrassment. Of one more sacrifice that you’re positive will give you nothing in return.

Before you dismiss one of those goals as ‘too hard’ or ‘impossible,’ pause for a moment and consider that you’re making a conscious choice not to try. Think about all of the people out there who chose differently and either proved themselves wrong or, at the least, proved that they are not beholden to a weakness that will slowly eat away at them.

Picture your future self reading a letter from your current self. What would you rather read about — sacrifices or excuses?

Ask yourself some questions:

  • Who’s really in control of my decisions?
  • Who do I want to be in control of my decisions?
  • Why should I make the harder choice?

I believe in you! As someone who has lost 40 pounds over the past year-and-a-half and went from writing occasionally to writing every single day, just know that the hard choices can be made and they’re rarely as hard as we assume.


6 thoughts on “Believe It or Not, You Have a Choice

  1. Bingo! Great advice that I’m trying to stick to, at this late date.

    1. Thanks, Kevin! Somewhat sadly, I’m guessing that the choices only get harder as we age…

  2. You are an inspiration, Phillip!

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Marie. 🙂 I hope I don’t come off too preachy, but I want people to know that if *I* can do it, anyone can do it. I’m about as lazy as they come!

  3. This made me cry. I needed this. I needed this post and I needed it to be written clearly and plainly. Thank you so much.

    1. Aww, thank YOU Rachel. I didn’t mean to make anyone cry, so I’m sorry for the tears, but I’m beyond moved to hear you found it in a time of need. From the little time I’ve followed your blog, you are so talented and I can tell you work hard, so I hope you continue on your path to greatness!

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