We make probably thousands of choices every day without even thinking about it.
We choose to get up in the morning. Choose to make breakfast. To go to work. To hit the gym. To spend time with our loved ones.
We also choose how we respond to things when they’re not going as planned. We choose to stay with that toxic person. We choose to complain about that job we hate, and also choose to stay there.
In a sermon from Steven Furtick titled Choosing Your Chains, Furtick states that ‘choices become habits.’ Our habits become our lifestyle.
Im not here to preach anything religious to you all. But when you apply the concept of choice to your everyday thoughts - you can change any aspect of your life that you are struggling with.
Many of you have commented on my “boss lady” mindset. Much of that comes from the fact that I never have and never will choose defeat.
When I was left to my own devices at a very young age- I chose to do well in school, to care for my younger brother and to be strong on my own. When I was diagnosed with Endometriosis at 24 and was told by my doctor, “You cannot get better,” I chose to get better without the help of that doctor. When I reached a toxic point in my job and hit a level of broke that I had never experienced in my life, I left that job and chose to figure it out. Those choices were not based on a plan, they were based simply on the fact that I was not going out like that. I chose. Then I figured it out.
My suggestion to you is to put YOU first. Give yourself the room to figure it out. Whether “it” is your health, your career, your relationship or your direction - choose to get it right. Choose to not stay stuck. Life will always throw you curveballs but how you respond to them is your CHOICE.
Anne Evans Cody