“Our greatest power is the power to choose. We can decide where we are, what we do and what we think. No one can take the power to choose away from us. It is ours alone. We can do what we want to do. We can be who we want to be”- Geronimo
We all seem to admire power. Yet the one power that is ours alone and always at our disposal is choice. Choices are seldom expressed and even less often, acted upon. Many people accept choices that others have made for them, because they all want to fit in and be accepted by their peers and society. They remain neutral and indifferent to opportunities placed in their path and therefore are undecided as to their future. Allowing others to make choices for them robs their free will and places them in situations not of their choosing.
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How do we behave in a way that is conducive to making choices that are our own and not be dictated to by an ever-changing society? Take responsibility for your life and set yourself apart from the “others” by making choices of your own volition. As children we make Christmas lists and behave in a manner that will ensure that we receive some of those gifts. As we mature, we stop lists of our choices and how we are going to attain them and let others take responsibility for what we receive and then quietly bemoan the fact that the reward was not of our choosing. Start by making a “gift list” for yourself and choose to act upon it – and receive the prize of your choice.
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