In the movie, “The Renaissance Man,” Danny De Vito’s character makes a profound statement…“The choices we make dictate the lives we lead.”
To paraphrase…“Where you are today is the result of all the choices and actions that you have made in your life.”
People tend to blame a lack of success in life or the event in their life on “bad luck” or “poor timing” or other people. And yes, at times, that can be accurate. A heck of a lot of factors beyond our control can blindside us. In the long run, however, as long as we persist in our efforts, these factors tend to even out and De Vito’s statement remains valid.
With the economy as it is today and so many people losing their jobs, gas prices skyrocketing, and going to the grocery store is crazy these days – how is a person not blame what is going on and all the circumstances around us – well you can if you want – and whine just like most out there or you can really take a closer look at your life. If you dwell on the issue and don’t move on and find a solution you will stay stuck – so I’m going to give you an example in my own life.
As most of you know I have been self-employed for many years and have had to pay for my own health insurance. When I got divorced six years ago – my payments were $600.00 a month and have been paying that with increases thru out the years and just got notice the other day that it was going up again – this increase would put it to $702.00 per month and that is when I finally said enough is enough. So where did that decision leave me – without insurance yes- like so many people in the country.
BUT did I let that get me down, did I whin about it, did my life stop because of it and was it the right choice – well for me at this time the answer is yes it was the right choice. See I believe that God has a plan for each and everyone of us and sometimes we need to pay closer attention. See I was trying to stay in control of my life instead of letting God lead me and listen to Him I let myself get in the way and tried to do things how I thought they should be done. So the moral to this story is that I found different health insurance and it’s only costing me $85.00/month and I have to say that I have been blessed.
If you don’t think that the power of prayer works then I feel sorry for you. I normally keep my faith and religion out of my business BUT with the way things are today and all the stories that I hear online and even offline – I just felt it was time to speak up. When I ask you “are you making the right choices?” I hope that you are relying on your faith in God to get you thru – he is there for you and yea maybe the solution to your problems that you are having is NOT what you had pictured BUT there is a solution if you will just let Him guide you.
Last but not least – are you making the right choices with your business – are you taking it serious – are you just chasing the money – are you taking action or do spend your time online in chat rooms keeping up with the latest gossip – are you out there helping others??????? I personally found that my life online sure turned around when I started getting serious about my business, when I started helping others, when I stopped chasing the money – joining the hottest new thing out there, when I started keeping my appearances in the chat room to a minimum, and when I started to use that time more wisely and wrote more blog posts instead, doing more with what I already was a member of, started learning places to meet other business owners, etc.
This is all working for me and each and everyone of you will have choices that will be suited to YOU and your life – just keep asking yourself “Are YOU making the right choices?”