Choice, my friends, is the foundation of freedom. In modern free societies, you are offered so many choices that you can lose your ability to recognize the critical choices.
Walk down the typical chip aisle in an American grocery store and you’re presented hundreds of choices. You may walk up and down for several minutes trying to make a choice. Turn in your TV and you may ha e several hundred channels to choose from.
These kinds of choices are superficial choices; really almost a distraction. Yes, it’s wonderful to have so many choices, but choosing one bag of chips over another or one TV show over another changes little in the outcome of your life.
The choices that really matter are the ones we’ve fought centuries to achieve and fight today to maintain. Your exact list will be unique to you. However, I wrote these affirmations to cover some of the big ones.
These affirmations affirm both your right to choose and your power to choose.
Today I CHOOSE thoughts that make my life better.
Today I CHOOSE actions that make my life better.
Today I CHOOSE words that make my life better.
Today I CHOOSE thoughts that make the world better.
Today I CHOOSE actions that make the world better.
Today I CHOOSE words that make the world better.
Today I CHOOSE the people who contribute something positive to my life.
Today I CHOOSE the spiritual path that speaks to me.
Today I CHOOSE a political ideology that contributes to a better world.
Today I CHOOSE love over fear.
Today I CHOOSE hope over giving up.
Today I CHOOSE abundance over scarcity,
Today I CHOOSE growth over stagnation.
Today I CHOOSE action over procrastination.
Today I CHOOSE freedom over tyranny.
Today I CHOOSE my dreams over my doubts.
Today I CHOOSE to form my own opinions.
Today I CHOOSE my battles.
Today I CHOOSE to see the good and the potential in humanity.
I’d love to hear what else you CHOOSE today. Please leave a comment below with your I CHOOSE affirmations.
Keep choosing let your freedom to choose light the way to a better you and a better world.
Do you ever have those moments when you feel like you can’t be stopped? The momentum is going your way and fortune is smiling on you. The fool becomes arrogant and pride soon brings a fall. The wise person sucks that momentum into his or her sails and sets course for the big dreams.
Your sail across the ocean of life brings all kinds of weather. Some days push you off course and some days are like the doldrums. When you have smooth seas and the breeze at your back, that’s the time to move fast. Recognize these moments and seize them to make the most of the opportunity.
Mary Chapin Carpenter is a country singer some of you may know. She had a song back in the 1990s called, “I Take My Chances.” The song is anthem to the indomitable spirit of the person who refuses to be broken or culled by life’s rough edges and continues to dare to his or her best self.
Power Hack: There’s a couple lines in that song to put in your heart on those days when you’re pushing your ship to the limit.
Now some people say that you shouldn’t tempt fate And for them I can not disagree But I never learned nothing from playing it safe I say fate should not tempt me
What is fate compared to the spirit of a human being pursuing a worthwhile dream? No one ever achieved a great dream by playing it safe. Playing safe is where big dreams go to die.
So, Chapin-Carpenter continues later in the song, “Cut the deck right in half, I’ll play from either side.”
Ready your ship for a week of fast sailing ahead!
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