My Choice - I'm in control of myself
“Life is all about making choices. Always do your best to make the right ones, and always do your best to learn from the wrong ones.”
We make choices every day. One of the most important choices we need to make is the choice to move with purpose. Consider these three choices we can make:
We can choose to do nothing, give up our control, and let others dictate what will happen next
We can choose to do it all on our own because we can, and bulldoze past or through others
We can choose to burst through the status quo, take personal responsibility, and live synergistically through interdependence
My Choice - To be proactive
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Be proactive is the first habit of highly effective people, according to Stephen Covey, author of the book 7 Habits for Highly Effective People. He wrote in his book that "Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power--you have the freedom to choose your response."
Viktor Frankl, famed Neurologist, Psychologist, and Holocaust survivor, whom predates Covey, stated, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” He came by this learning during traumatic experiments performed on him by the Nazis, in World War II. Read more about Dr. Frankl on the official Vicktor Frankl website.