It is absolutely possible for you to live the life that you desire. It is possible for you to be as successful as you choose.
“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.” Henry James
For you to start living the life you desire, get into the habit of planning your day the night before — yet always allow room for the unexpected. Plan tomorrow tonight.
That’s the first step of the power of choice.
Daily planning and organising your days are critical in developing your successful life.
Some results may seem slow to surface at first, perhaps they may even be unrecognisable to you, but rest assured as you continue to take action the success you have a burning desire for will be yours.
On your great expedition to success, you will come across some things that you will enjoy, some you will see as fun, interesting or entertaining. That’s part of the learning process to success.
However, there will be some things that you won’t enjoy or even want to do; your inner voice — the voice who is scared of change and progress — will try to stop you. You will have to be stronger than that: thank your inner voice and strive on.
Jim Rohn, a highly respected motivational speaker, once said, “You can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you.” You are going to have to do it.
It’s totally up to you now! Just do it, commit to your present and future. You owe it to yourself to do, be, have and become all that you want.
“The obstacles you face are mental barriers that can be broken by adopting a more positive approach.” Clarence Blasier
What is the power of choice?
How can you live the life that may exceed your expectations? Is it by choice? Can you choose to live the life you want and live it?
How do you want your world to be?
Picture it. Imagine it. Dream it. Napoleon Hill’s famous quote reads: What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
If you can conceive your dream, and if you believe in your dream and you believe in your ability to achieve that dream, it’s as good as done.
You can have it all if you really want to.
The question is: Do you want it?
How much do you want it?
Are you ready to do whatever it takes to have it?
It’s your choice and only yours.
The power of choice — the choices you make will determine the life you live.
Every action has a result. Every choice has its consequences.
Look around you; everything you see, everything in your life at the moment is the result of the choices you have made in the past, and the choices you are currently making.
You always have a choice, whether you want it or not.
In the end it’s up to you.
You are responsible for you. You are totally responsible for everything you create in your life, and that responsibility is reflected in the choices that you make.
Can you see what the power of choice can make on your life?
Life can be a wonderful opportunity, full of joy, happiness, wealth, and fulfilment, full of success in every area of your life; from your business or career, to your relationships, to your health, to your wealth — only if you choose it to be.
Again, we come full circle; back to the choices you make.
You always have a choice.
You can choose to stay tucked safely within your comfort zone and have your life remain the same, as it is now, or you can choose to venture out and take part in life, your life, and make it better.
You can choose the power of choice as the easy way out and remain where you are, or you can choose to step up and enjoy what life has to offer.
You’re not reading this article because you are happy with the way your life is going, you are reading it because you want a better life, yet you don’t know how to get it.
“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” — Kofi Annan
Your success starts now.
You have made the choice that enough is enough.
It’s time to move on and put forth some real, effective effort to live your life by choice, by design, the exact way you want to. You can now live your successful life as you want it to be.
Take action now so you can live your dream life
And since we are talking about the power of choice, choose not to allow your past to dictate your future; what is gone is gone.
Acknowledge it, learn from it and leave it behind. Move on. Do not dwell on it.
If you spill a drink at a bar, you wipe the spillage or have it wiped, learn not to elbow your drink and move on. Lesson learned. Leave the past behind.
Suppose you sit down now and write a simple plan for your life; for the next three months. Once done, have a look at the plan and begin to see the opportunities as they unfold around you.
You might see people or resources that can start you on the track to success. You will begin to see people who can support you in your endeavours, you will be at the right place and at the right time, you can unexpectedly get that phone call that will lift your business up several steps.
“If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” — Anthony Robbins
Your success has already started. No more excuses!
Practically all your daily actions are the choices that you make. If you choose to be a public speaker, the choices that you make will be geared towards becoming a public speaker.
You choose to attend Toastmaster classes, you choose to purchase products on the subject. You choose to affirm and visualise yourself as a public speaker.
Whether you choose to act or not act to realise your intention, your goal, is a matter of choice, a decision that you make. An intention that is followed up with committed massive action can have the tremendous power to transform you and your life into something truly spectacular.
There are millions of people alive today who are living their dream lives. They decided to advance their life by setting intentions and utilising the power of choice by choosing to take consistent action to manifest them, one by one.
You, too, can be one of them, no matter how old or young you are.
Success knows no race, creed or sex. It only knows inspired action, commitment, passion, and persistence. You have the ability to create the life that you want and also enrich the world in the process.
Today is your day.
Today you are going to muster your courage to do what you’ve been aching to do.
From today you will make that unrelenting choice, the unquenchable thirst for setting intentions, the “I will never back down” decision to go forward in your life, to do whatever it takes to claim that success that is rightly yours.
There’s no backing down. Today is your day to win!
Success is an expression of your mind. It is a representation of your inner thoughts and beliefs. If you want to change your life, you must change your thinking and your beliefs.
The quality of your life reflects the quality of your thoughts.
“To change who you are, change who you think you are.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Everything starts with an intention — a thought. It all starts in your mind. It all begins by knowing, accepting and understanding that there is another way. The direction that you are heading on now can be changed.
Success is a process that starts with your mind, setting a solid intention, and following it through with consistent massive action, determination and perseverance.
Successful people think about their goals most of the time. As a result, they are continually moving toward their goals and their goals are moving towards them.
No one is better than you and no one is smarter than you.
Everyone who is doing well was once doing poorly. Your life only gets better when you intend it to get better. And since there is no limit to how much better you can become, there is no limit to how much improvement you can make in your life.
Make the power of choice an integral part of your everyday life.
Your choice, your decision to become successful is the turning point in your life. If you consistently and persistently do the things that other successful people do, there is nothing in the world that can stop you from becoming a big success yourself.
The power of choice may be a massive architect that will allow you to design your destiny, where you will be the master of your fate.
Remember, it is not enough to know about things. You need to practice them — you need to take consistent action.
Do not live life passively, as a spectator.
There is little value for you in doing this.
Be open to experimentation.
Be open to live life through the power of choice. Make the choices that will bring about the success that you desire.
Is your success worth having? Choose it. Name it. Claim it. And it can be yours. It is yours.
“Beyond plants are animals, Beyond animals is man, Beyond man is the universe. The Big Light, Let the Big Light in!” — Jean Toomer