Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. -Wayne Dyer
Now, I know everyone out there thinks one of two things. Either you have NO choices (self pity), or you have infinite choices in your circumstance.
Negative ghost rider.
You have three. Ok, so each of the three may have innumerable sub categories, but with the ideal of keeping things simple, it always comes down to three distinct directions and choices to make.
- Give up (or do nothing at all). It’s out of your control anyway. You can’t (or won’t) see any other choices. You see things as completely out of your control, or you see other options as a total waste of your time, or possibly even beneath your station. So, you do absolutely nothing, you stop moving, growing, caring, and the world marches by.
- Give in (or go along with what you are already doing). You see things as this. You can’t stop and do nothing, but any thing other than what you are doing is difficult, scary, and has the possibility of failure. You might be miserable in the situation, path or circumstance that you are in, but it’s familiar. You at least know your boundaries, and you feel safe there. You march on, but with your head down, not acknowledging any other possibilities or choices.
- Get up and get going. You may have a difficult decision before you. You may be in a tough spot. You may be at a crossroads with your business or just your life. But, you will not give in to it or give up. You recognize your options. You know that once you take that first step forward, the rest will be easier. You acknowledge that you may fail, but even failure is movement in a forward direction. You will make your choice to move on, move well, move with wisdom. You know that you do, and always have, choices and options before you. The real trick is to make better choices, and not repeat past mistakes.
So, those are your three options. What will you do? Remember that, after all, these are your choices to make. The ball’s in your court.
“Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.”