You’re the Decider

You’re the Decider. You Make the Choice–Always!

In 2006, President George W. Bush made the dramatic statement, “I’m the decider, and I decide what’s best.”

This is not a post about politics, but I’m using that quote as a launching point for my assertion that you are the decider in your life.

This is the second part of a 3-part series inspired by insights from my book, An Imperceptible Spark.  If you didn’t catch part one yesterday, you can go here to check it out.

You create the meaning of your life. The nature of life is constant change and stimulus, but you decide what each circumstance of your experience means.

All my excuses began to disintegrate when I learned that I could choose joy just as easily as I had chosen fear or stress. When I realized that the source of joy arose from within, I could no longer blame the external circumstances of life.

From An Imperceptible Spark

The power of your mind and soul to choose what something does (or does not) mean to you is the power of free will.

None of us controls the things that happen in life, but each of us does control how those things impact us through the meaning we choose to assign the circumstance.

Catch the First Part of this series.

Read Part Three of the series.

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Note: This post is part of the 31-post Ultimate Blog Challenge. During the month of July, 2012, I will be posting 31 times. Since this is a lot of posts over a short period of time, I prepared a special page where you can catch any you may have missed.

About Steve

Hi, I'm Steve Rice and my goal is to transform simple philosophical truths into practical fuel to revolutionize your life. It's not about self-help, it's about self-reliance. I show you how. Connect with me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and let me know how I can help you.

  • Really important advice, but not always easy to remember. Especially if you’re dealing with an illness that makes it more difficult, like anxiety or depression! If it’s hard to get away from those feelings, I like to choose something that BRINGS happiness as a good distraction. It tends to make it easier.

    • Hi, Kim. Thanks for stopping by to comment. I agree…mental illness is an important obstacle to face in order to move forward in life. Once professional help is avail to help one manage the routine ups and downs of life, then equilibrium can be restored a little more easily. Thanks for this great reminder and your perspective.