How to Make Better Choices
“Hope is born when you understand this: you have the power to make things better or worse, and the choice is yours.” (Tom Ziglar)
Your future is in your hands. This is both terrifying and beautiful!
It’s terrifying because I know me. I know who I am, where I’ve come from, and that I am capable of completely sabotaging my life. Like you, I have a past that, at times, seems to be chasing me down in order to destroy any future potential. But I love the past. It has made me who I am and drives me to become even better.
Holding the future in my hands is also beautiful. I get to make consistently better choices and map out the road forward. I get to be, do, and have more than I ever thought possible. I love the future for its unknown potential.
Motivational speaker and author, Zig Ziglar often asked his audiences this question: “Is there anything you can do today to make your tomorrow worse?” The answer is obviously yes. I can make choices today that have negative consequences for me tomorrow. But I can also make positive choices today that open up a potential floodgate of wonderful things not only for tomorrow but for a lifetime. You have the power to make things better.
Often, though, it’s challenging to know what good choices to make and where to begin. You need a plan.
Here’s the Wheel of Life. This tool helps you get a glimpse of how well you’re doing in each of the seven areas of life. The point is that we can thrive in each of the seven areas at the same time. Take a look at this tool and put a “mark” on the number that reflects how well you think you’re doing in each area. Then, connect the marks around the circle. You’ll see ups and downs in the circle of your wheel. Having a circle hitting the 10s across the wheel is the best. None of us have all 10s! But we can move in that direction. You have the power to make each of these areas better or worse.
Here's how you make each area better: Make Better Choices! Stop making the holes bigger!
What would happen, say in the financial area, if you made one better choice each day? Would you clear up debt? Build a better retirement plan? Buy a house? One simple choice made consistently over time changes your future.
When you start making better choices in one area you begin to see progress in the other areas. But the best way to great progress is to set some goals in each of the seven areas. Write them down. Share them with someone. Stay accountable. Take action. The choice is yours.
I’m a coach and I will help you work through this process and discover a future you didn’t know was possible. You can REBOUND and CHOOSE a great future. Click here to get started. The next 90 days can change everything!