Each person possesses this one unique gift that is often kept hidden. Some who have mastered this gift has been using it to gain awareness and make sound decisions. The power of choice is not often recognized by many of us, but it can create a strong impact on making decisions.
Whether you are choosing what you are going to do next or you want to know how you should respond to an event, it is important that we react in a positive way. This may be one of the struggles that every person is trying to overcome, but once you know which choice to make, you can live your life based on your values and principles.
In the original article, there are some simple techniques you can use and they can help you stay focused on your daily goals. They are indeed very helpful in terms of providing you a better way to make a powerful choice.
1. Every morning, digest your favorite quote and remind yourself of it throughout the day. If you use your smartphone as an alarm, you may be able to write an alarm message, if so, write your quote on there so that it is the first thing you see when you wake up.
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space, and in that space is our power to choose, therein lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor Frankl
“The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the best you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar
2. Fix a time to meditate every single day and stick to it rigorously! Be it morning, evening, before bed, lunchtime, it doesn’t matter when just that you stick to it. Allow a minimum of 6 minutes but strive for 15 – 20 minutes to begin with and build on that.
During that time don’t allow your thoughts to wander to everyday things. This is the time you use to control and channel your thoughts. Get focused and do your absolute best to keep you from wandering. When it does, bring it back to now.
3. Create your own life algorithms and write them down daily. What do I mean by life algorithms? Statements that define the patterns by which you are going to live.
Some examples of ones I’ve written for myself.
There is nothing I have to do – only what I choose to do.
What has happened was meant to be, what could happen is up to me.
Use mine or make up your own. Write them down and remind yourself of them regularly. Have them somewhere you can access them easily and frequently. Send them to yourself as a text message. Save them in large bold font on dropbox.
Learn more at: Rewrite Your Reactions And Use Your Power To Choose