Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Two Choices We Face

Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we
will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to
be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To
have less. To read less and think less. To try less and
discipline ourselves less.

These are the choices that lead to an empty life. These are
the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant
apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation.

And the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we
can possibly be. All of us have the choice.

To do or not to do. To be or not to be. To be all or to be
less or to be nothing at all!

Like the tree, it would be a worthy challenge for us all to
stretch upward and outward to the full measure of our
capabilities. Why not do all that we can, every moment that
we can, the best that we can, for as long as we can?

Our ultimate life objective should be to create as much as
our talent and ability and desire will permit. To settle for
doing less than we could do my people, is to fail.

Results are the best measurement of human progress. Not
conversation. Not explanation. Not justification. Results!
And if our results are less than our potential suggests that
they should be, then we must strive to become more today
than we were the day before.

Here's a positive affirmation you may wish to write down and
recite to yourself...

"I am making the choice to live up to my greatest potential.
In doing those things to the best of my abilities which need
to be done I am moving in the right direction. Day in and
day out I am walking the path that will lead
towards my achieving the goals that I've set for myself."

5 comments:

Amarnath Pallath said...

"STRETCH" is a wonderful concept. I use a rubber band to show stretch when taking lessons for my audiences .... simple and impactful; I loved the way you wrote about the choices ...

Shanna Marie Ball said...

I truly appreciate your blog post. It is inspiring and exactly what I needed at this moment in my life!

Thank you,
Shanna Ball

Emme said...

God Bless You. Thank YOu~

Anonymous said...

This blog post really struck a chord with me. I guess I am one of those people who sells herself short and am now going to make a conscious effort to get out there and change that.

Moreover I love the way you write; it's refreshing and I was wondering if you could give me some feedback on my writing at http://www.mindstreamofajaywalker.blogspot.com/ but only if you have the time. Thanks so much and keep writing these beautiful thoughts down!

bUsHi96 said...

OMG! This is utterly beautiful and gives me alot of motivation to become the best version of myself.
Thank you so much and keep it up.
I hope that one day I'd become such a great writer as you are.