Dan Robey is a friend of mine and a very smart guy. He has contributed several guest posts to this career advice blog. Dan is the author of The Power of Positive Habits, a great life and career success book. If you don’t already have it, I suggest you pick up a copy as soon as you can.
The other day, Dan posted a great article on the word “choose.” He has graciously allowed me to post it here. Check it out…
Think about the word “choose.” It may be the single most important word in your life.
Let’s look at what the dictionary says about the word “choose”
1. To select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: Example: She chose Sunday for her departure.
2. To prefer or decide (to do something): Example: He chose to run for election.
3. To want; desire.
4. To make a choice: Example: He chose carefully.
5. To be inclined: Example: You may stay here, if you choose.
Let’s look at #3 first, “to want, to desire.” We all have wants and desires, you can “choose” to love or not be loved. You can choose to seek after that which you desire, or simply hope it will magically come to you someday.
Look at #1 “to select from a number of possibilities.” WOW, this is powerful. A number of possibilities, I would say this is almost unlimited.
Here are some examples:
You can choose to live a sedentary life or an active life.
You can choose to imagine your life as successful or believe that success will never come your way.
You can choose to believe in something when all those around you say you should not believe in it.
You can choose to take “action” or not take action.
You can choose to gain knowledge by reading newsletters like this one as well as books and magazines that will empower you with life changing information, or you could choose to watch more TV.
Look at #2 from the dictionary listing above.” To prefer or decide” (to do something): Example: He chose to run for election. Every President the United States has had first choose to seek and/or accept the job.
You see, it is YOU that chooses, YOU have the power to choose the direction of your life.
You can choose to seek success.
You can choose to have a healthy body by choosing what you put in it and what you do with it.
You can choose to use the power of attraction (as discussed in The Secret) by creating a movie in your mind of you succeeding and believing that the success you are visualizing is already yours!
You can choose to take that new job in another city.
You can choose to forgive.
But here is the bottom line.
It is YOU who must choose, no one else can choose for you.
Here is an important question……What will you choose?
Make no mistake about it, even if you choose not to choose you have chosen a direction for your life……that is POWERFUL!
So I challenge you today to look at your life and CHOOSE!
Choose unconditional love.
Choose to take the time to teach your children what you have learned about choosing.
The career success coach advice here is simple common sense. As Dan Robey points outs, the word “choose” is important to your life and career success. You can choose a lifetime of happiness, joy, fulfillment and career success. You can also choose a lifetime of frustration, sadness and no career success. Tweet 21 in my career advice book Success Tweets says, “You’re in charge! Commit to taking personal responsibility for creating the life and career success you want and deserve.” Once you choose to commit to taking personal responsibility you are on your way to career success. Making the choice is the all important first step. Choose life and career success.
That’s my career advice on what Dan Robey has to say about the importance of making positive choices in your life. What do you think? Please take a minute to share your thoughts with us in a comment. As always, thanks for choosing to read my daily thoughts on life and career success.
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