CHOICE, its is an interesting word.
an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities.
|synonyms:||option, alternative, possible course of action
“you have no other choice”
Consider today you will face many opportunities to exercise your power of choice. Who will you choose to be today? How consistent are you at trying to be the best version of yourself?
Will you choose to be kind or rude? Will you display mildness and self-control or will you simply be loud, abrasive, disrespectful and out of control? Who would you rather be? How would you rather have people view you?
What you choose is a reflection of who you are at your core.
There are people working right now breaking the law, torturing people with microwaves, telling them to kill, steal, commit various hate crimes because that is who they are at their core. They work for corrupt government agencies and lie everyday of their life!
There are teachers who are not putting in the their best effort to teach you a subject and there are students who are not trying in any class.
Why do people choose to give less when they would be much happier if they really gave their very best at all times?
We cannot always control the events, but we can choose what to focus on, choose our own meaning of the events, and we can choose what to do and how to respond to events.
to live by choice, not by chance
to be motivated, not manipulated
to be useful, not used
to make changes, not excuses
to excel, not compete
I choose self-esteem, not self pity
I choose to listen to my inner voice,
not to the random opinion of others
Example, you have a classmate who is taking up valuable time toward your education by being disruptive in the class. Do you choose to sit and laugh at them or do you choose to ask the student to be a clown on their own time? Its your education!
Now apply that to your classwork. You have failed most of your classes since elementary school. Your facing not graduating with your class because you CHOSE to be lazy and make excuses for your lack of effort!
You CHOSE to blame everyone but yourself for not paying attention in class! You CHOSE to create a situation in class so you could be removed from the classroom. Who failed WHOM?
What will you do? Will you decide TODAY is the day you will take responsibility toward your education or will you simply let life go on as before?
CHOICE IS POWERFUL!
Try to see yourself in the future. What type of job will you have? What type of apartment will you live in? You may not even have enough to rent out a room in a boarding house! Now what are your options?
Steve Brown is the CEO of the UniversityfoBandz. He writes post for students on the importance of developing and maintaining good character and the value of education. Character has always been your number one transferable skill not your academic prowess. UofB invites all of our readers to set the example by being the best you possible.
Good Character is a CHOICE! Choose correctly…
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