Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful for the Power of Choice

Just want to wish everyone a great Thanksgiving holiday. I know its cliché to simply write "think of all the things you are thankful for in life", but I want to tell you something differently. I have been really getting into the work of Les Brown--a motivational speaker that I discovered while reading Eric Beard's blog--and I want you to be thankful for one thing in your life. Along with your family, friends, loved ones, and mentors, I would like you to be thankful for the power of choice.


The human spirit is fueled by the choices in life that we make. Your spirit is what transcends you and the power to fuel that spirit through the choices that you make minute by minute, day by day, or week by week is something to be thankful for. I meet so many people that live their lives as "victims", or "leaves blowing in the wind". They don't make choices, they make excuses. Their spirit is driven by fear and intimidation. I meet people that feel they cannot choose things in life--they'd rather be reactive than proactive. These are the people that need a helping hand. These are the people that need to discover the power of choice. The decision to do something about your health and your well-being encompasses something much stronger than any steel or iron. It is the flame to the wick.


As professionals, we have the power to help others discover that they have the ability to make a choice and act. This holiday, be thankful that we have that ability--and if you need some direction or clarity in your mission, take a look at this preview of Les Brown's work:

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