Are You Creating the Future You Want?

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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.

    Diana Fletcher

    Diana Fletcher is the Stress Reducing Expert Author, Life Coach and Speaker. She inspires people to live lives of happiness and abundance. Diana is the author of six books. Her latest book is Happy on Purpose: Daily Messages of Empowerment and Joy for Women. Diana coaches individual clients and has facilitated workshops for businesses and corporations such as H.J. Heinz Corporation, Phillips Corporation and Marc USA. She is frequently asked to be the Keynote Speaker at women's health fairs and business conventions. Diana shares her life experiences through her blog and writes for numerous online publications. She can be reached through her website or at 412 612-5977.

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    1. GlenO
      GlenO says:

      Diana, I don’t know you and have not researched your sources of wisdom – but based on your short post, I can tell that whatever your total story – you have ended up embracing a philosophy of life that has the possibility of creating clarity and focus for virtually anyone that can adopt it. Of course, the trick is in how we learn from past choices and in how we recognize choices we are making that may not seem to present us with options. However, no matter how we look at our life, our path still depends on the choices we make – right down to the micro-level, impulsive choices that we make where we may not feel like there are options available. This all reminds me of a quote from a book that my daughter is reading that has left her embracing this same philosophy: “The only thing you have to do in this life is die, everything else is a choice.” ― Karen Thompson Walker, The Age of Miracles.

    2. Diana Fletcher
      Diana Fletcher says:

      GlenO, Thank you so much for writing. It’s so true about choices. If people would only realize that every single action is a choice, I think they would feel more in control (great stress-reducer) and more conscious of being “in the moment.” This takes honesty and bravery and not everyone is up to that challenge.


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