The Choice to Change — The Hidden Power Inside All of Us to Create Lives We Love.

The Choice to Change — The Hidden Power Inside All of Us to Create Lives We Love.

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Choice is freedom. Choice means options. Choice gives us the ability to create anything we want in our lives.  Choice is our paintbrush, and we are the artists—able to paint our masterpieces if we so desire. Without choice we are prisoners, victims, puppets. We are without hope, vision or dreams. In a nutshell, our choices = our life. Our power to choose is really a massive gift, but it can also be our biggest roadblock to living lives we love. Although we have been given this huge gift, we don’t always give it the appreciation it deserves.  Sometimes, we actually have a chronic habit of making bad choices—choices that keep us separate from our greatness, our purpose and our happiness.  Choices that render us unable to make real, lasting changes in our lives. We become frozen, stuck and prohibited from creating our masterpieces. It’s easy to get caught up in this trap, and it’s even easier to create excuses to justify why we can’t seem to change.  Although on a rational level, we may think we really want to change, we really want that relationship, that job and that book deal—the reality is that change can be scary for most of us. When fear is in the mix, our default choice is often to play it safe and not change. We decide not to take chances so that we don’t get hurt, disappointed or rejected. While this can be chalked up to the part of our brain...