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Choices: How to make better ones

From the moment we wake up in the morning until it's time to retire and go to sleep, we’ll make hundreds of "choices” during the day. In the morning alone, we'll make choices if we’ll spring out of bed when the alarm goes off or if we'll just hit the snooze button for a few more minutes of rest. Then we'll choose on what we will wear, what we will eat for breakfast, if we'll make our lunch or dine out, and which route we'll take to work according to the traffic report.

As in life, we all make personal "choices" on who we want to be, what friends we will have, who will be our mate and what field of work we want to take part in. If you agree with me, and I think you do, it's our prerogative to make these choices according to what will make us happy. We just don’t let life hit us in the face without giving our life some thought in making some of these decisions. We may not always be able to choose our circumstances but we always have the ability to choose how we will respond to those circumstances. It’s not what happens to you that builds character, how you respond will build character or not. I am only responsible for my choices and not for the actions and choices of others.

Each and every day we make a conscious choice on how to live our lives. However, it amazes me how we’ll let life slip on by and let the daily grind, as well as time, take away our focus on what we really want and what makes us happy. Before you know it, years will have passed without taking the vacation we've always wanted, gotten the job we've always dreamed of, loved those to our heart's content and spent time with our parents, and loved ones who mean the most to us.

Life is simply a string of choices and learning to live with the consequences of our choices - good or bad.

Your life is made up of choices. You choose what you want to do, where you will do it, and what type of education will get you there. Some of your choices empower you and others hold you back. Either way, you have power over what you choose in your life. The choices we make says a lot about who we are, and all we do is a part of all we are.

We do not intentionally make bad choices. We make choices based on the information we have at the time. We weigh our options and believe that our choices will turn out for the best. But what about the choices you are making today that you know are not good for you? Or, when you know in your gut that it’s time to make new choices and you are not? You can change your choices if you want to.

Most people, in general are good people, who have made some really bad choices in their life that has led them to the place they find themselves. I believe i am basically a good person, a person with flaws, a person who has made bad some horrific choices in my life, but basically a good person. One right choices can undo a lifetime of bad choices, I realize today all I need to do is the next right thing, one decision at a time.

The one small choice you make right now, that you have no proof will make a difference, and are afraid to take, is the action that done over time will lead to better choices and a more fulfilling life.

You are not meant to work on your life challenges by yourself. When you find that days, weeks, months, and years are going by and you still have the same problem, make a promise to yourself that you will reach out to someone who can help you.

You only have one life to live, so it might as well be a life you love!

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