Dennis McCurdy's Find A Way
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Choice

Everything we do in life is a choice. Sometimes there are choices that are unconscious, and sometimes there are conscious choices. With every thought follows an action or with every thought follows no action; each is a choice. How you feel is a choice. What you do is a choice. What you are doing this very second is a choice. Going to work today was a choice. We make hundreds, maybe thousands, of choices every day. (Sometimes we like to think we don't have a choice, or blame things on someone else....but we always have a choice.)

This really hit home one morning as I was driving to the office. I was complaining to myself. You know that little self-talk, chatter, which is constantly going on in your head? I was having an internal dialog about "having to go to work." And as I was driving down the road, it came to me that if I wanted to, I could go back to the coffee shop and have another cup of coffee. If I wanted to, I could go home for an hour or for the rest of the day. I could do what I wanted to do. I could go in later in the day. I could do something different. I could change careers, move to an island. I could truly do whatever I wanted. There could be issues and consequences, both good and not so good, but aren't there issues and consequences anyway, no matter what we do or don't do?

So after all that thinking, I was tired...not really. After all that thinking and talking to myself, it came to me that if I was going to work today it was my choice, so why should I be unhappy about it? I could choose something different. I realized at least for that day I was doing what I wanted to do, and I had the power to make a new or different choice. I decided that I would be happy about my choice, and I would do the best I could that day because I chose it, and that made me feel better and has many times since.

Be happy about your choices or choose something else.

Find A Way

Dennis