“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan
Imagine a gift that would give you unlimited power for one week. What would you do with this gift, who would you become, how would you handle this responsibility? What kinds of problems would you solve? What good deeds would you set out to accomplish in your one week of ultimate power?
These questions may seem intimidating but think like Aristotle who noted, “You will never do anything in the world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”
I want you to take a few moments to examine your current situation, think intuitively about what is really great in your life. Give deep thought to that in which you would like to dramatically improve on or change altogether.
What would you do if you had unlimited power over the current conditions in which you can control? If you could choose your perfect job, what would it be? If you could instantly have the knowledge you seek, what would you learn?
What if you already have the power? What if the gift is in you right now, but you suppress the power because of the fear of the unknown?
The power I speak of is the power of choice. You have the choice to make a decision in your mind right now. Take this moment to make a commitment and decide what you are going to be with the rest of your life. If you already know what you want then take this moment to recommit.
The power of choice is best elaborated by the late creative master Steve Jobs. Mr. Jobs offered this information that he held as truth, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it, don’t settle.”
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