Choose the Gift.
How much of the joy in life can be attributed to an attitude/approach rather than your actual experiences? There will always be challenges and obstacles in your path. There will always be moments of doubt and fear. There will always temptations of fear and despair. It is all a matter of choice. The best part is (or the worst, depending on your frame of mind!) that the choice belongs to you. You can view your life as a curse in the making or a gift in the unfolding. Is your glass half-empty or half-full? You may have an inclination toward one more than the other. Which one do you think will be more effective in adding to a joyful life?
Life is a fairy tale. Does your mind immediately flash to Cinderella coupled with the Prince and headed off into wedded bliss? Let's not forget that before Cinderella found herself moving into the palace that she had to deal with a detached father, a less than nurturing stepmother and a couple of envious stepsisters. Despite all of the obstacles, she never lost sight of her dream--even in the most challenging of circumstances. There is a reason why these stories, all stories of human trial and triumph, have the same plot devices. It is not simply because they are the elements of a good story. They are the archetypes for the human experience. In all of them, you can see how choice plays a critical role in the unfolding of the future--for every effect, there is a cause.
Success or sabotage? Are your choices more aligned for success than sabotage? Does the evidence of your life support the answer? If not, what are some effective choices that you can make TODAY to create greater success?
Is this going to be an incredible day? The choice, after all, is yours!