Somethings In Life Are Out of Our Control, But We Choose How We React
Everything we do comes down to a choice. Every choice we make leads to another choice and another and so on.
Just like I chose what to write about today. This choice came from a series of other choices that started days ago, that will lead to future choices days from now.
Life is choices.
Choices are something that, too often are left to others to make for us. This might seem easier in the moment, but leads to living a life controlled by others. We have the power to make choices. This power was given to us by our Creator…use it and use it wisely
This most recent series of choices led to me writing this post.
As always, I had more things on my “to do” list yesterday than I could get done. This is also a choice. I know myself well enough to know that I get more done when I over-schedule than when I don’t.
The things that get done first are the things that I’ve chosen to give the highest priority to at that moment.
Here’s an example of how continuous choices can affect us.
Back to my schedule yesterday. A great nephew was having a birthday party at 6:30. I was working in my office when my floor installer came by around 5:00. Our work discussion led to him sharing about some bigger life issues.
I could have cut him off and got back to work or I could listen. I choose to listen. I could have stayed at the office and worked, or I could go to the birthday part. I choose the party.
After getting home from the birthday party I was watching some TV before going to bed. I kept falling asleep and it wasn’t like it was late (10:00). I’ve been a little tired lately, so I decided to sleep in this morning. (It’s been a long time sense I did this.) Another choice.
This choice meant less time today.
And there’s a niece having a wedding this evening. These darn nieces and nephews are playing havoc with my schedule. 😊
Some of you know that I’m a NASCAR fan and today is a two-race day. More choices.
I can work from home or go to the office. I’m more productive at the office, but going to the office means an hour on the road.
There’s work to be done. Am I going to write a post or do some proposals? Am I going to watch races or follow up with production schedules? Am I going to work on next week’s schedule or do paperwork?
Choices…life is choices.
Every second of everyday is a choice. The key is awareness of this amazing power and the importance of using it wisely.
Now I choose to go watch a race. 😉