Freedom to choose

Your choices are driven by values, habit, guilt, fear, beliefs, what others think, responsibilities, duty, need, conscience, the consequences and emotions. You can justify almost any decision that you make to yourself, but you seek to justify it to other people as well.

If you can choose how you respond to any event, then you can spend the rest of your life doing exactly what it is that you want to do. This is the ultimate freedom.

But freedom carries a price. That price is responsibility and responsibility is expressed in values like honesty and integrity.

Freedom of choice, unhampered by limiting beliefs, gives you total responsibility for everything you do with honesty and integrity.

You can be wherever you want to be. If you are not where you want to be, you can do something about it. Your free will to choose means that you can spend the rest of your life doing exactly what it is you want to do. So, to stay where you are and keep doing what you want to do, you must really want to be there and doing that.

So, what have you been unhappy with? Maybe, for example in a job you hate, or in a relationship that’s not working, what excuses are you making (to yourself and others) for not making any changes.

So ask yourself;

“What’s in it for me? What keeps me in this place?” “What am I getting from staying in this situation? What’s the pay-off?” It might be for example, “I do this because I want approval”, “I’m scared of failing in another job” or even, “The pay is good, and I get a pension”.

When you know what you are getting from it, you can then choose what you want to do about it.

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