My Choice to Choose!

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It’s good to see that you came back to visit.

I promise there are no lengthy videos today.  The video in the last blog entry was really good with some great information but a little too long and a bit on the academic side… but worth it none-the-less.

If you read the last blog we talked about the incalculable multiplication of choices we face in everyday life and the chaos this creates.

Side Note: I am still in the quandary as to why we need over a hundred and seventy choices of salad dressing.

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This proliferation of choices raises one of the most important questions we need to ask ourselves.

IMPORTANT QUESTION

How do we shift our focus from the multitude of different choices that clutter our lives to the few choices that make a difference in our life?

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In other words… we have to make a choice about our choices.

Frankly, it’s easy to become intoxicated by the options we have and ignore the larger questions that bring stability and saneness to a chaotic life.

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“We think we want the freedom to choose – rather than make the choices that bring freedom”

- Joyce Meyer

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If not careful we can get caught in the blizzard of choices and become snow blind to other options.

Pretty soon we feel like life is happening to us and we are caught in a current that drags us along with or without our permission.

We find ourselves constantly (there’s that constant thing again) having to react to the decisions we face as we slowly loose sight of what we wanted our life to be.

Here’s the amazing reality.  We are not doomed to be the plaything of life or circumstances.

Believe it or not we can make the choice to stop the insanity of our lives brought on by the choices we have in life.  Weird huh?

Let’s be real world for a moment.  We cannot always choose our circumstances or the things that happen to us but we can choose our response.

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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
- Viktor E. Frankl
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Please hear loud and clear, there is freedom of choice that brings true freedom.  I am not talking about the choice of a shelf full of different coffees but the choice to change the trajectory of your life.

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Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
- Viktor E. Frankl
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I don’t know what your life is like or the struggles you are having with all the choices you face.

I have no idea if you live a life that is so cluttered that you can’t see any light; or whether you are at the other end of the continuum where you have disengaged from life.

Some of you need to make some hard decisions to stop and others need to make the hard decision to start.

I am at the point in the blog that I need to stop… so I am.

Ciao.  See you Monday.

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