Eight Choices You Can Make Today that Will Change
Your Life Forever
by Chris Widener
The direction of our lives
is determined by the choices we make every day. They
accumulate and add up to our ultimate destiny. Here are
eight choices you can make - choices that will create
for you a life of abundance and prosperity in all areas
of your life.
1. Choose to grow personally. This sounds simple but
many people only wish to grow personally. They never
choose to grow by taking action, such as actually
exercising, saving more money etc. Make a decision today
to be a person who is on the never ending journey of
2. Choose to always treat others right. We come across
all sorts of people, many of whom will treat us poorly.
We can choose to treat them right, no matter how they
treat us. When they lie, we will tell the truth. When
they cheat, we will play by the rules. We may get the
short end of the stick some times, but in the long-run
we will win. And most importantly, we will be able to
sleep at night.
3. Choose to break a bad habit. Take the biggie first.
Tackle it head on. If you don't know what it is, ask a
friend. Then spend every effort you can to break that
habit. Forget about the others, as you will get to them
later. Stop smoking, get out of debt, lose your excess
weight. Exercise the power to choose!
4. Choose to work smarter. Many people I work with feel
like they are out of balance. One of the first things I
do is try to find out how much time they are wasting at
work, which makes them work longer, which throws the
rest of their life into chaos. Getting your work done by
diligently working in the time you have will free your
life up extraordinarily.
5. Choose to see your work as a way to help others, and
not a way to make money. If you put your heart into
helping others, the money will most assuredly come.
Spend time helping others grow and your finances will
grow with it.
6. Choose to become balanced spiritually, emotionally
and physically. Our lives are best when we have these
three major areas in balance. Spend some time
cultivating your spirituality, becoming emotionally
healthy, and physically fit.
7. Choose to sow more than you reap. There are many
takers in this world, but our lives will be better as we
become givers. The world will become better as we become
givers. Give away your time, give away your money, give
away your love.
8. Choose to get home for dinner more often. The family
is the most important group of people you will ever
belong to. Make a decision today to grow in your
relationship with your parents, siblings, spouse and
children. This one choice you will never regret.
One of my favorite quotes: "The history of free men is
never written by chance, but by choice - their choice."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Chris Widener is a popular speaker and writer as well as
the President of Made for Success, a company helping
individuals and organizations turn their potential into
performance, succeed in every area of their lives and
achieve their dreams.