How many times have you heard people say, “I have no choice”? Put the other way, how often do you use those words?
If there is any statement you must remove from your mouth this New Year, it has to be “I have no choice”. It is the language of the weak, and it is a defeatist statement. It weakens the mind, and it kills initiatives.
Let’s face it, could it be possible not to have a choice on an issue? I submit that it is not possible. Yes, our choices may be limited, but to say that we don’t have a choice will be incorrect.
We often say that we have no choice when, in reality, the choice is there but we are scared of opting for it. So, “I have no choice” actually means that “I am afraid of considering the available alternatives.”
When you stick your neck into an unhappy relationship and you say, “I have no choice”, what you’re actually saying is that you’re not ready to opt out. It’s not that you truly don’t have a choice.
When you’re not enjoying your job but you stay put taking all manners of insults and you then say, “Well, I have no choice than to remain here,” you’re actually telling a lie. The fact is that you’re scared of exploring other options.
There are so many examples we can cite. And there is no justification for you and I to say that we don’t have a choice on any issue. We do.
The hallmark of winners is that they take charge of their life. They don’t allow themselves to be tossed up and down by circumstances. They make choices and stick to their decisions.
You truly have a choice. It’s only left for you to free yourself and choose.