As we journey through our lives, we have almost constant choices to make along our path.
Jeff Olson's excellent book, The Slight Edge, is a great guide for turning your goals into reality.
Make the pursuit of your dreams a joyous path.
As we journey through our lives, we have almost constant choices to make. Those choices will make or break our life’s joy. It is truly our choices that determine our results.
Jeff Olson has said that each choice is a simple decision moving us the way we truly want to go, or a small error in judgement that takes us away from joy.
And over time, these choices/actions create our results (our life.)
What determines your choice? — Your beliefs which make up your attitude.
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
~ Chuck Swindoll
This week, you can decide to make choices that take you toward your goals, your joy, the life of your dreams. You can act “as if”. Another way to say it is, “fake it till you feel it.”
Because, as you act like the successful, joyous person you want to be, you are putting energy toward your joy, your goals, your dreamlife.
You do not need to know all the pieces of the whole picture of your life, but rather you need only the missing piece at this moment, the thing that will get you started, the motivation to start on the path. This could be the realization that you and only you are responsible for changing your life to what you want.
On this day of decision, you may not know where you're going, but you're on the pursuit. And the pursuit is joyous in itself.
Today - grab hold - take hold of your life - make decisions - every single one - that make your ride what YOU want.
Keep walking on your path - joyously.
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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