Who Directs Your Life?


We all know life is full of choices. You make hundreds of choices every day. Yes, delaying or not making a choice IS a choice. But, the most powerful choice you have to make is how you view your life. You have two ways you can view, and ultimately live, your life.

Choice #1: Life happens, you react

Choice #2: You are the director of your life

It’s your life, so you can choose. Be aware that the choices have extremely different outcomes.

Let’s look at the outcomes for each choice.

Outcome of Life Choice #1 – Unknown

It’s impossible to determine the outcome here. Why? Because you’re letting everyone and everything else determine your life’s outcome. The one constant is that you will spend your life reacting to events around you.

But beware: many who choose this road end up considering themselves a victim of life. It’s easy to spot a Life Choice #1 individual – they are full of excuses and are quick to blame others. Like why they’re late every day to work (“traffic is horrible”), why they have no job (“nobody will hire me”), why they don’t have supportive relationships (“my parents didn’t teach me who to look for”), and in general, why they just can’t seem to get ahead.

While this may be fine for some people, unfortunately it affects more than just the person who made this choice. It affects their family, especially their children.

You can talk to someone for a few minutes and spot the people who have made this choice.

Outcome of Life Choice #2 – Known

The outcome here is much better defined because you are in charge. Essentially, your life is a movie, full of main characters, supporting casts, dramatic events, and even a few twists in the plot. The exciting part about Life Choice #2 is that you are also the director in your own life. What do directors do? Edit. Review. Revise. Add comedy, love, action – whatever it is that makes the movie best.

It’s easy to spot a person who has chosen Life Choice #2 – you take responsibility for your actions and accept the consequences, both negative and positive. The end result is that your life is yours.

Who Directs Your Life?

You…or everyone else? (Remember that not making a choice is not an option – it’s a passive way of picking Life Choice #1 – letting life happen.)

Now is the time to actively take control of your life. What path do you choose?

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