Every time I do a training, I receive this question. And the answer is pretty straight forward.
Make the choice. That’s it. And I’m so stupid serious about this. You make the choice.
How many choices do you make in a day that are real, intentional choices as opposed to the comfort, habit or just way that you are used to doing something?
Taking that last bite off your kid’s plate when you aren’t hungry?
Always needing a coffee in your hands?
Walking into the room with whatever kind of attitude?
Your body language/focus/interest in a meeting?
Amount of time spent on your phone or in front of a screen?
How you feel when you wake up?
Your willingness to just say hi to someone in passing, or really allow that moment to be something more?
Your job? Your hustle? Your energy? Your boldness? How you love, connect and engage with others? If you allow yourself to be you? Who you are around? The job you hold?
When does ‘it is what it is’ and ‘this is how it’s always been’ become a personal choice. Your brain is so lazy. It was designed for the chill, YOU ARE NOT THE CHILL!
Get up early or at least when the alarm goes off. Do the work. Enjoy the moment. Stop worrying about what’s next. Give yourself permission. Celebrate others. Stop cursing your problems. Say 'Hi' to passers by and choose your body language. Your ability to choose is much more powerful than we allow it to be. Choice implies responsibility as opposed to situation. Choice means effort.
Make the choice.