“Change begins with choice”
When work is no more than a means to an end, it cannot be of high quality. When obstacles or difficulties arise in their work, when things don’t go according to expectations, when other people or circumstances are not helpful or cooperative, instead of immediately becoming one with the new situation and responding to the requirements of the present moment, they react against the situation and so separate themselves from it. There is a “me” that feels personally offended or resentful, and a large amount of energy is burned up in useless protest or anger, energy that could be used for solving the situation if it were not being misused by the ego. What is more, this “anti” energy creates new obsticles, new opposition. Many people are truly their own worst emnemy.
“In order to attract success, you need to welcome it wherever you see it.”
Any day we wish we, we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish, we can open the book thast will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish, we can start a new actiuvity. Any day we wish, we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month or next year. We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can chose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause. As Shakespeare uniquely observed “The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves.” We created our circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and resposibility to make better choices beginning today. Those who are in the search of the good life do not need more answers or more time to think things over to reach better conclusions. They need the truth. They need the whole truth and they need nothing but the truth. We cannot allow our errors in judgement, repeated every day, to lead us down the wrong path. We must keep coming back to those basics that make the biggest difference in how our life works out. And then we must make the very choices that will bring life, happiness, and joy into our daily lives. And if I may be so bold as to offer my last piece of advice for someone seeking and needing to make changes in their life – If you don’t like how things are – CHANGE IT! You’re not a tree. You have the ability to totally transform every are in your life – and it all begins with your very own power of choice!