Tony Robbins says “Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.”
When I first read this statement, it kind of took me by surprise and in a way it actually challenged me.
I sat back for a few moments and thought about it. I looked at several occurrences in my life that have had a profound impact on me – one way or another, and then I looked at what ‘could’ have happened had I not made the choices that I did make.
Make no mistake, not all of the choices that I made were the right ones and even with those I was able to avoid complete disaster, again by the choices that I then made.
So the reality, well my reality at any rate, is that I had the ability to become completely ‘disempowered’ or completely inspired.
In the instances where I made the right choice for me, and I became inspired, I have remained inspired, clear in what my ‘end goals’ are and comfortable in the knowledge that I have made the correct choice, in order for me to fulfill and live my purpose.
In the instances where the choice that I made was not necessarily in my own best interests, this was quickly highlighted in the difficulties that I began to experience. The more I made the wrong choices, the greater the difficulty and the harder the lesson.
As I started to make the right decision, the easier my life became again.
That said, with my ‘end goal’ in mind, I am presented with many opportunities as well as many challenges along the way. The choices I make are intrinsically linked to the quality of my life.
Irrespective of all the internal and external issues that affect us all on a daily basis, I am responsible and therefore accountable for me, for my well-being and my happiness and whilst there may be many individuals who share the journey of my life with me, they are not and can never be, responsible for who I am or who I may become.
That alone is my choice, my decision, my action, my responsibility.
I have made my decision and continue to make the choices daily that move me closer to my goals. I am fully aware of them and engaged in them and although there are times that my choice is made without thought or deliberation and may in all probability need correcting along the way – I do know that I am, at the very least, going in the right direction. Right for me that is . .
What about you? Are you going in the direction that is right for you?
Are you conscious of the choices that you make and the consequences of those choices or are you wandering through life without purpose or direction?
Only you will know . . .