One Choice Away

You are always one choice away from a completely different life.

Every choice we make, no matter how small, can have a significant impact on our lives and the lives of those around us. It’s easy to get caught up in the routine of daily life and forget that we have the power to change our circumstances. Take ownership of your live and make choices that align with your values and goals. Whether it’s choosing to pursue a new career, ending a toxic relationship, deciding to take responsibility for your actions instead of placing blame on another individual or simply taking a different route home from work, every choice we make has the potential to lead us down a new path. So, the next time you’re faced with a decision, remember that you are always one choice away from a completely different life.

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Your Turn

Take a couple minutes to think about these questions:

  1. What choices are you facing right now?
  2. What choices did you make in the past you are not proud of?
  3. What choices have you given up your option to choose for you (just reacted, did something because told you to, delayed choosing)?

5-Minute Cup Filler

BECOME AWARE:  Name one choice you became aware of. How is this impacting you? How could it impact you if you made a different choice as a response?

BE GRATEFUL: Rephrase your observations into the choice you can be grateful for.  What is the “better version of you” you choose instead?

I am grateful for __(insert what you became aware of)___ because it gives me a chance to __(insert what you will do differently)__.

TAKE ACTION: What is one choice (when you become aware again) you can make to improve the outcome?
Name an additional action you choose to take throughout the day to reinforce.

Jen Weis

The publisher of Morning Cup.