This month the topic is choices.  In my conversations with people, I have found that some people don't realize they have a choice about what happens in their life.  Many times, they feel trapped, without options which is rarely the case. So together let's explore some of the things people choose.  This week is about choosing to choose.

 "There is no way to avoid CHOICE.  We can CHOOSE to change,  or we can CHOOSE to continue in what we are doing.  But both are decisions. You are only fooling yourself if you think ignoring a choice isn't making one." ---Unknown

The paradox in that quote is that when you decide not to choose you are still choosing.  There are very few things in life that we don't choose.  Fortunately, our heart, lungs, brain, etc. all function on autopilot and everything else is a choice.  You have the choice of getting up each morning or staying in bed.  You choose what you will wear, where you will go, how you will get there, and when you will leave.  Many people as they perform all these functions, don't even realize that they are making choices.

Today's Coaching Challenge

Do you have a part of your life where it seems like you don't have options?  Something that you would like to change yet you feel is out of your control.  

If you are able to choose in a situation, choose the best.  If it is out of your control then do your best.  You can't control hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornadoes but you can make good decisions about how to prepare and your attitude about what is happening.  Did you notice that those things are all choices?

Action to take

If you have a part of your life where you feel stuck or helpless take out a piece of paper and write down what you might be able to do to change the situation.  If nothing comes to mind except feeling stuck, then ask yourself this very powerful question.  "I know I don't know what to do, but if I did know what to do what would it be?"  This question opens your mind to possibilities that you weren't aware of.

Always supporting you,                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jan

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Jan Cerasaro
Jan Cerasaro Coaching