Can a person actually be in control of his or her life?
At a recent book-signing, that question was posed to me. (What a great opportunity to let those in attendance peek into the mind of this author!)
The short answer to the question is NO. We cannot control what happens to us, for us, or around us. Having said that, I will qualify the answer by adding: what we can control is our reaction to what happens to us, for us, and around us.
We can be victims or survivors. We can look backward and regret or look forward and plan. We can be passive and let life whiz by us or we can be assertive and stand up for our beliefs. Whatever we decide to do or not do, it is our choice.
Life obstacles can and will happen. Where we go, what we do, how we handle situations…it is our choice. By making no decision, by passing up an opportunity, by neglecting to answer, by refusing to take part…all are legitimate choices that we make for ourselves.
Are there times when we might say, “I had no choice. I did what I had to do.”? You bet! We have all probably felt that way at one time or another. By saying we had no choice ~ what we really mean is “I had no choice but to do it that way because if I made any other choice, I did not want to face the consequences of my decision.”
If that last sentence made you think, hopefully next time you will give pause before letting someone else dictate your decision. If it made you squirm, chances are you knew exactly what you were doing.
I have a request of you: Please read my book and decide for yourself just who is in charge of your life!
Wishing you excellent choices for a fulfilling life,
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