Every day life gives us opportunities to choose. Sometimes we feel as though we are at the mercy of life's outcomes, but during adversity, stress, and struggle, we always have a choice. Choices are not always as obvious as selecting amongst two career options or weekend activities. Choices also happen in our minds. Where we focus our attention greatly influences our choices. In one of my favorite books, The Book of Joy, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama share their harsh experiences in exile and devastation. Despite adversity, they always believed they had a choice. They always had control over how they thought about their circumstances. They consciously chose to see the beauty and gifts in all struggles.
Where do you choose to focus your attention?
Which Choices Can You Make Everyday to Improve Your Life?