“A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.” – Joseph Roux.
Life choices are often relegated to the background of our thinking when we make everyday decisions. We tend to make day-to-day decisions without regard for long-term and sometimes short-term consideration for how the decisions will impact our lives. All choices matter. All choices are life choices.
Although we like to believe that life choices are simply lifestyle options, there is more to it than that. With every waking decision, a paradigm called life emerges. Take a look around at your life results and your life choices are waving at you.
I have gathered a few of the quotes that guide me back to the path of choosing deliberately and positively as I plan my life and its outcomes.
Here are 15 of my favorite life-altering choices:
“Falling Down is an Accident, Staying down is a choice” Unknown
“Say Yes to New Adventures.” Unknown
“Remember you can’t reach what’s in front of you until you let go of what is behind you.” Unknown
“I’m not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”AgapiStassimopoulos
“People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” Hans F. Hansen
“One day or day one. You decide.” Unknown
“Take the risk or lose the chance.”Unknown
“When something bad happens, you have three choices, you can let it either define you, destroy you or let it strengthen you.” Unknown
Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Jim Rohn
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” Unknown
“The only limits in life are the ones you make.” Unknown
“Failure is a bruise not a tattoo.” John Sinclair
“If you keep telling the same sad story, you will keep living the same sad life.” Jean Houston
“To heal a wound, you need to stop touching it.” Unknown
“It’s okay to be scared, it means you are about to do something really, really brave.” Anonymous
Read through the list a few times. Choose the ones that resonate on a soul or heart level with where you are now in your life. Choose to act on those at once. Keep the list and go over it again in a month and new choices should emerge as your life has inevitably changed. I would love to know if you have different life choice mantras or which quotes caught you by surprise.