– to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: She chose Sunday for her departure.
– to prefer or decide (to do something): He chose to run for election.
– to want; desire: I choose moving to the city.
Every day you make thousands of choices. Most of them unnoticed. Yet, many of those choices contribute to your life in profound ways. The irony, is that you might feel like you don’t have a choice.
Let me assure you – you can always choose differently.
Hot tip: go after the tiny choices – you know, the non sexy ones.
We tend to go after the BIG choices. Quit the job! Give up beer for good! No more carbs or cheese!!!
All of these are fine choices, if that’s what you really want…but you might have more success if you start with a smaller choice.
If you hate your job, don’t simply make the choice to quit. What is it about your job? Can you change your commute? Switch your desk? Work from home?
If you want to give up drinking, perhaps start by cutting back. Choose to drink only on the weekend, or limit the amount you drink each time.
Every decisicion you make is made up of many smaller choices. If you’re saying no to one thing, you’re saying YES to something else, even if you don’t mean to.
And you can choose differently at any time. Try it. You might be surprised how choosing something different – even the tiniest little thing – can make a massive difference.
You have the power of choice. Use it wisely.