How many choices have you made today, or just in the first hour of waking up? The first choice was to press the “snooze” button on the alarm clock (should be called an opportunity clock).
Forgetting about the additional presses of the snooze button, consider what your next choice was…should I call in sick or go ahead and get up? Next will probably be similar to most people and that is do I make fresh coffee now or just drink the leftover coffee from yesterday morning, after a quick nuke in the microwave?
I think you are getting the message that we all make an enormous amount of choices daily. The most important one is the choice to make this a great day of opportunities or just to exist and go through the motions of another day of life.
I want you to stop reading for a moment and just do a little introspection (I know.. another big word). Examine your yesterday and try and count the missed opportunities to make a positive impact on another person’s life that you came in contact with. Now, stop reading and think about it for a minute…………
What could you have done differently to share some good news with someone? Could it have been a small compliment or hey, could it have been an action such as not racing to the closest parking spot at the local department store? Let someone else have that spot, you just might benefit from the exercise.
Make it a priority daily to improve someone’s life in just a small way – a smile always helps. More importantly, you could share the 3 Minute Survey with a friend and start to counsel with him/her to make that person’s existence have more value. Who knows, you may just be the answer that is needed at that time, but you won’t know if you don’t CHOOSE to take action.
Remember that you have the power to choose… so choose wisely.
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