Choices You Can Make to Make Your
Life Better in the New Millennium
The direction of our lives is determined by the choices we make every
day. They accumulate and add up to our ultimate destiny. Here are the
top eight choices to make as we begin a new millennium - choices that
will create for you a life of abundance and prosperity in all areas
of your life.
1. Choose to grow personally. This sounds simple but many
people only wish to grow personally. They never choose to grow by taking
action, such as actually exercising, saving more money etc. Make a decision
today to be a person who is on the never ending journey of personal
2. Choose to always treat others right. We come across all
sorts of people, many of whom will treat us poorly. We can choose to
treat them right, no matter how they treat us. When the lie, we will
tell the truth. When the cheat, we will play by the rules. We may get
the short end of the stick some times, but in the long-run we will win.
And most importantly, we will be able to sleep at night.
3. Choose to break a bad habit. Take the biggie first. Tackle
it head on. If you donít know what it is, ask a friend. Then spend every
effort you can to break that habit. Forget about the others, as you
will get to them later. Stop smoking, get out of debt, lose your excess
weight. Exercise the power to choose!
4. Choose to work smarter. Many people I work with feel like
they are out of balance. One of the first things I do is try to find
out how much time they are wasting at work, which makes them work longer,
which throws the rest of their life into chaos. Getting your work done
by diligently working in the time you have will free your life up extraordinarily.
5. Choose to see your work as a way to help others, and not a
way to make money. If you put your heart into helping others, the
money will most assuredly come. Spend time helping others grow and your
finances will grow with it.
6. Choose to become balanced spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Our lives are best when we have these three major areas in balance.
Spend some time cultivating your spirituality, becoming emotionally
healthy, and physically fit.
7. Choose to sow more than you reap. There are many takers
in this world, but our lives will be better as we become givers. The
world will become better as we become givers. Give away your time, give
away your money, give away your love.
8. Choose to get home for dinner more often. The family is
the most important group of people you will ever belong to. Make a decision
today to grow in your relationship with your parents, siblings, spouse
and children. This one choice you will never regret.
"The history of free men is never written by
chance, but by choice - their choice."
Dwight D. Eisenhower