I have always loved to read. When I was a kid, I read everything from Nancy Drew to Charlotte’s Web. But my favorite books to read were those Choose Your Own Adventure books. Do you know which ones I mean? Choose Your Own Adventure books are those fabulous books that allow you to make decisions for the characters and then see where those decisions lead. Reading these books as a kid meant you weren’t just a passive spectator to the lives of the characters. Instead, you were required to be an active participant in the story. Every decision you made for the characters led to a different set of circumstances and also a different outcome. Sometimes your choices saved a character from imminent danger…and sometimes your choices led that same character right over the edge of a cliff and into shark infested water. But here’s the very best part: The end of the book wasn’t really the end. Once you finished reading, you simply went back to the beginning and started again. And this time, you could make a whole new set of choices and thus change the outcome of the story.
Life is like one of those Choose Your Own Adventure books. You make choices and then get to see where those choices take you. Sometimes your choices take you somewhere fabulous…sometimes, not so much. But here’s the very best part: Every morning, you wake up and get to choose again. And while some of our choices lead to outcomes that are not so easily changed or undone, there are so many other aspects of our lives that we can change simply by making new choices. But sometimes it’s so much easier to take a back seat in our own lives. We tell ourselves that life is beyond our control, that we can’t really make a difference in our own lives. We think that our life is happening to us, when in reality, so much of our life is happening through us. We are all choosing our own adventure. Every. Single. Day. And so if you want to change your story, you have to start by changing your choices.
Wondering where to begin? Right here! Pour yourself a cup of coffee and make yourself comfortable. Then join me right here, every day for the month of October, so we can make some changes and choose our own adventures…together!