Choice

No one says you have to be the same person you were yesterday. No one says you have to be the same person you were just five minutes ago. Changing is a choice. The choices you make can shift your paradigm and although you remain in the same environment among the same people, you can be a different person and therefore have an entirely different experience than before.

 

If you choose to be happy, you will notice the distinction in how you deal with unhappy people. Moreover, they will notice it too.

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho

If you choose to live your life looking through the windshield rather than the rear view mirror, you will notice new opportunities and encounter new people that will yield new experiences.

You have to be the catalyst of the change. It must start inside. It must start with you.

Like ripples in water a single simple choice undulates and echoes throughout the universe. Not only does a simple choice affect you, but those around you in inconceivable ways. If you choose to say hello to someone versus just walking past them can possibly make or break their day setting off a social butterfly effect.

The most difficult part of the process is simply making the choice.

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Requiem for Responsibility

I came across this post from a positive and motivating good friend of mine.

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As I read it over again, I reckon this schpeel applies to us all.  There is a silent social epidemic of entitlement that is stifling and strangulating our ability to connect with one another on a healthy basis.  This social epidemic of entitlement has infiltrated our professional and interpersonal relationships.  Responsibility evades us when we feel as if we are owed something whether it is praise, validation, favors, special treatment, retribution, immunity to rules and laws etc.  Nothing good can ever come from feeling entitled.

You are important and you are needed.  It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday.  Someday is now and that somebody is you!

Every single soul has a special super power.  Every single soul has a contribution to make to other souls.  It is our individual responsibility to identify our special power and use it to impact the lives of others.  No one can do it for us.  That is just how we are built.  Without purpose, we end up shits creek and possibly for some, before a judge reciting something similar to the above. 

It is up to you to decide to take responsibility for yourself and your individual power.  Learn it, use it.  It is far more rewarding to do so than to sit back and wait to receive what you feel you are entitled to receive.