Everything In Life Is A Matter Of Choice
Every breath is a choice, every minute is a choice, and life gives us opportunities to make daily choices that we have to take responsibility for.
Most days, we make a conscious effort to “Choose to be happy” amongst other things, but on other days, life happens and it can’t all be rosy but we can choose to make lemonades regardless. Sweet or sour, it’s still lemonade, right?
As the year 2019 speeds away with reckless abandon, I have heard a couple of people talk about their unmet expectations/goals, and the struggle to maintain the optimism and that burst of energy that came with the New Year celebrations, that is, fireworks, barbeque, felicitations, and resolutions. The year is almost over, every minute counts.
Most people see the New Year as a fresh start, a new beginning, a magic wand – which isn’t a bad thing by any means but with such huge delusional thoughts come disappointments. Especially as the days on the calendar keeps changing and the clock keeps ticking.
I believe that a new year for anyone can start at any moment, including today, right now. All one has to do is make a decision. In the words of Neil Peart: “If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.” Until you take up the responsibility of making choices that will stir your life in the direction that you would like it to go, you will continue to be a doormat to life’s version of events and the world around you will keep moving forward. So it’s not over until it’s over. You can make the choice to begin again or start afresh, no matter how the past few months have been.
While you make your choices, also remember to choose to be better, do better, to be brave, to be kind, to work hard, to be happy and best of all, choose to accept yourself for who you are, because that’s the mindset that needs to be properly aligned for every other thing to follow.
Ultimately, understand that the freedom to choose lies within you, the freedom to choose who you want to be, where you want to be and the path you want to journey on.
Whenever you’re tempted to believe you’re “stuck”, remember, you are the master of your fate; the captain of your soul and the end result of your life here on earth will always be the sum total of the choices you made while you were here. So choose today, while you still can.
Nkem Onwudiwe is the founder of Her Network – A Global Inspirational and Lifestyle Platform created to inspire and encourage all women to stand in their greatness and set real-life examples by living their truth.