Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / by June Quilantang
Taking control of your life is a choice. A lot of people don’t really stop to think about it, but it’s true. Believe it or not, you choose how you live your life. You might choose to do what is going to lead you to success, or you might choose to waste your time letting naysayers and negative people drag you down—but either way, it is you who makes the choice.
This can be a surreal realization. To realize that you can literally choose success is a pretty amazing concept. And yet, so many people fail to realize how important it is to embrace this mentality.
And not surprisingly, many people also fail to realize how much they can truly accomplish with such a mindset. When you set your mind to a goal and decide that nothing is going to stop you, then you will probably begin to realize that living with intention is the first step to achieving what you really want.
Choosing success is not just about getting things done, though. It’s also about making a plan and moving toward it. You need a road map, or you’re going to get lost and wander in circles.
Choose today not to let anything stand in your way
I have a challenge for you. Today, look in the mirror and imagine where you want to be tomorrow. Next, think about where you want to be in a week. Where do you want to be in a month, a year, and a decade from now? Where do you want to be when you retire?
If you can think it, then you can achieve it—but you’re never going to make any progress if you don’t choose to stop settling for defeat. Stop allowing things to hinder you! Stop making allowances for negative people and experiences. Stop giving life permission to keep you from moving forward.
Remember, success is a choice. Obtaining your goals is a choice. You can either continue to keep moving, or you can settle and stop. If you keep moving, then there is no limit to how far you can go. But if you stop and give up, then keep in mind that there is also no limit to how much time you can spend sitting in one place.