Saturday, January 2, 2016

Life-Choices and Nike Wisdom

by Janet M. Shlaes

“Life isn’t about keeping score. It’s not about how many people call you and it’s not about who you’ve dated, are dating or haven’t dated at all. It isn’t about who you’ve kissed, what sport you play or which girl or guy likes you. It’s not about your shoes or your hair or the color of your skin or where you live or go to school. In fact, it’s not about grades, money, clothes or colleges that accept you. Life isn’t about if you have lots of friends, or if you are alone, and it’s not about how accepted or unaccepted you are. Life just isn’t about that. But life is about who you love and who you hurt. It’s about how you feel about yourself. It’s about trust, happiness and compassion. It’s about sticking up for your friends and replacing inner hate with love. Life is about avoiding jealousy, overcoming ignorance and building confidence. It’s about what you say and what you mean. It’s about seeing people for who they are and not what they have. Most of all, it’s about choosing to use your life to touch someone else’s in a way that could never have been achieved otherwise. These choices are what life’s about.”  ~ Nike Ad

Every choice made and action taken creates your reality. Are you consciously choosing from a place of what’s most important to you or do you tend to choose impulsively and unconsciously? Every day presents an opportunity to clarify the kind of life you want to conceive and bring into being. Do you want your life force to be devoted toward designing a life based on externals, internals or a unique combination of both? What type of relationships do you want to have in your life – personal, professional, family, formal, casual? How do you want to treat others and have others treat you? There is no one right answer to each of these questions, just an answer that is right for you. I invite you to consider the type of world you want to create, a world that engages and excites you. How can you align your daily choices with your unique vision? Consider the possibilities for meaning, passion and satisfaction. I suggest that you are worth it.


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