In the past year, just like you I have made hundreds if not thousands of choices. Four of my choices stand out and helped define who I am today.
The payoff has been huge. I have a clear vision of where I, my family and my business are going. I’m taking the steps everyday to stay on the path defined by my vision of happiness and success. Life is never truly easy if you are striving for success but it sure can be fun with a clear head and a clear mind! So, here’s the four choices that have gotten me where I am today.
Last June I made a choice in my life that cleared hundreds of hours a year from my schedule. The details don’t matter, almost everyone has an activity in their life that is a time drain with mostly negative consequences. For you it might be sitting around watching TV re-runs at night instead of working on what you define as personal success. Immediately after making my choice I struggled a bit to fill the time void. Ultimately I rediscovered my love of music and reading quality business and motivational books, both of which help define me as a person.
Around August 1st I re-dedicated myself to my wife and family. Again the details don’t matter (plus it’s personal stuff and I hang myself out here enough on this blog). Relationships take work, lots and lots of hard work, if you want a great relationship. Cheryl and I no longer settle for average. Those who knew us then and know us now still don’t believe we are the same people or the same couple. When you make a choice to change, you can change, and we are living proof of that.
Last November I made the choice that this blog would be a priority in my life. Too much that I define as good in my life has come as a result of my writing. I managed to complete case studies during my lunch hour on the day due while earning my MBA. I’m good at putting my thoughts into words and I made the choice to do it more often. Little did I know in December that I would be blogging everyday and loving it.
In January I quit drinking. It’s another choice I have made that has radically changed my life. Ever since I read a post by my friend Anne I have been seriously considering this move. It has resulted in having more time to dedicate to my pursuit of success and happiness.
Are there choices you could make that would help you realize your vision of happiness and success? Have you already made those choices and are you willing to share the results with me in the comments? Jump in this could be a fun conversation.