I didn’t remember who Harry Browne was, or that he ran for U.S. President as the Libertarian candidate in both 1996 and 2000. When I read his quotation though, I knew I wanted to share it with you. I hope you choose to read on . . .
You don’t have to work at any particular job.
You don’t have to participate in any given relationship.
You can choose.”
– Harry Browne, author and politician
Questions to Ponder
- What choices do you have today?
- What choices do you have, that you aren’t seeing as choices?
- What choice will you make?
- Think about any situation you face today in the context of a choice.
- If something has happened that is less than perfect, consider what choices you made that led to, or contributed to, that result.
- Consider what choices you could make the next time that would potentially change your results.
As human beings, we have been granted a powerful skill – the power to choose. We make subconscious choices all the time, as do many other animals. However, as humans, we can also make conscious choices. As the quotation says, we can choose. As the quotation implies, we have far more choices than we often recognize.
The most successful, productive, healthy, and happy people realize this fact, and take action on it. The time we spend assuming we have no choice is the time we take no action, and become a victim. When we recognize that we have choices and begin to consciously make them, rather than aimlessly drifting and assuming things are “fate” or “outside of our control,” we get better results as a proactive participant in our lives and the trajectory of it.
As the author Og Mandino wrote, “Use wisely your power of choice.”