If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
At this very moment, you are creating your future.
Some people believe that life just happens and that there is nothing they can do about it. Don’t make this mistake. You will limit the abundance that you are meant to have in your life.
There are bad things that happen and there are circumstances that cannot be changed. However, in every situation, you can make choices.
If you truly want to live a good, authentic and rewarding life, you have to internalize the fact that it is your daily choices that decide how your life will turn out.
Each minute you make choices that add up to your life. You choose how you talk internally and to other people, what foods you eat, and where you work. You choose everything.
Every good or bad choice you have made has led you to this place in your life.
Now that you know this, you can decide what choices you will make from now on. It is an interesting way to live, because you are forced to look beyond the obvious. You truly have to look at situations in a new way and spend time thinking in order to weigh your options. You have to commit to being in charge of your own life.
When you were a child, life choices were made for you. No matter what situations you have lived through in your life, the only part of it that matters now is what you choose to keep. You may feel shame or embarrassment when you look back and your ego may take a few hits. That’s ok. That’s how you learn from the past and move on. But it is time to look at how you are living right now.
There was a time in my teens and early twenties, when I was unhappy, confused and sad. I drank too much and lived in a way that made me feel less than what I was. Then, at the age of 21, I was in a car accident and broke my neck.
I survived with no paralysis. It hit me that I had been given a second chance with my life. I took a hard, honest look at what choices I had made and thought about what choices I needed to make for my future. I totally owned my mistakes and took responsibility for my life.
I worked hard and finished school. I made different choices in men and with my health. My life did not change overnight. It took years. I asked for advice and help when I needed it, but ultimately, I made the choices. I made a ton of mistakes. But they were my mistakes; I didn’t blame them on anyone else.
This way of living has given me a life full of freedom and abundance. You can have that too. I truly believe that we are all meant to have this.
This is the wisdom, the secret I want to share. It’s all in the choices.