A Moment of Choice

Posted on 07. May, 2009 by in Blog, Leadership Development, Personal Development

A moment of choice, are the moments in our lives, when we choice consciously or unconsciously to make a choice that either accelerates or decelerates our lives.

Some of the choices we make will only impact us for the next couple of minutes, hours, days, some will change us forever.

Some of our choices will lead us straight to success. Some of our choices will bring us close to failure.

We can dwell on the past fears and failures or we can live in the present moment.

We can attempt to control the impossible or we can surrender to take action.

It is in the quality of these choices that will direct whether we struggle in frustration or lead an extraordinary life.

Whether we make this choice consciously  or unconsciously. It is in those moments that we meet our greatest choice points. That is where the challenge lies.

We can pursue a path that reflects our conscious or unconscious, our best or the worst of ourselves. Ultimately, we are the ones choosing.

If you want to understand who and what we are today, all we have to do is look at our past choices. Look at the choices we made last week, last month, last year.

If you want to know what your future looks like, look towards the choices you are making today.

What you choose today will effect the future.

6 Responses to “A Moment of Choice”

  1. Susan Mazza

    08. May, 2009

    I find this to be a very interesting thought “We can attempt to control the impossible or we can surrender to take action.” Surrender can imply that we are passive, but you have me thinking that perhaps it is in surrendering that we can actually choose an action to take rather than have our circumstances or our fears choose for us.

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    • Lolly Daskal

      09. May, 2009

      Susan,
      Exactly, my thought was, we can either allow ourselves to continue feeling bad in the moment, or we can choose to feel good. We can either succumb to the seductive influence of the ego or we gain clarity about what we would like to create. We either attempt to control the impossible or we “surrender” to inspired action. It is as if see the fear, and we do it anyway.

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  2. lawrence berezin

    10. May, 2009

    Lolly,

    Beautiful website. Very peaceful. I really enjoyed reading and thinking about your post about choice and the follow up comments

    I am 60 years old, and in the past 3 years have made some personal choices that were transformational. I don’t play golf and can’t see myself drifting off into the business sunset. So, I started a new business, adjusted my commitment to my law practice, and now work 7 days per week (with all my “stakeholders” approval). Did I accelerate or decelerate?

    I love what I’m doing. Don’t need a mulligan, yet.

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    • Lolly Daskal

      10. May, 2009

      Lawrence,

      You tell me did you accelerate or decelerate? I think we both know the answer.
      As you said, “I love what I am doing.” Sounds like the “moment in choice”
      will serve you well in the upcoming years. Best of Luck.

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  3. lawrence berezin

    10. May, 2009

    Lolly,

    Actually, I looked at your reference to accelerate and decelerate as the sum of all parts of you life. For example, in order for me to accelerate my commitment to my new business, I had to decelerate my commitment to my law practice. The overall effect was wonderful for me because after 33 years of practicing law, I wanted to focus on other things that I’m passionate about.

    Even if you retire, you may decelerate the part of your life devoted to business; but you will probably accelerate other parts of your life to fill the void.

    I guess you got me thinking about choice as a combination of acceleration AND deceleration. Thanks!

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    • Lolly Daskal

      10. May, 2009

      Lawrence,
      After reading your last reply- you got ME thinking: I was thinking how you made a conscious choice, to accelerate and decelerate in your life- and sometimes when you make a conscious choices- it can bring up judgment from others, fear about the present and worry about the future. You made a choice to change.

      Becoming aware of what you want and then choosing it. That to me is powerful. It sounds like you found the perfect balance. Thank you for sharing.

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