I like options.
Back me into a corner, tell me I must do something, and there are zero options and I quickly transform from a sweet, quirky, sub-arctic dwelling woman into a pitbull that hasn’t eaten in weeks. You may just lose an arm if you pigeon hole me.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
That being said, if there are too many options I turn into a white fluffy cloud drifting aimlessly through the sky passively waiting for a gust of wind to move me.
More accurately, I LOVE restrained options.
If my life were a high school exam, it would be a multiple choice test with answers ranging from A to E and none of the answers would ever be ‘all of the above’.
The Art of Choosing.
I always have a good book on the go. Sometimes they are fun to read books, and other times they are ‘make you even more fabulous‘ books. Reading is helpful for my job. As a Leadership Coach, I am constantly looking for ways to improve myself and resource the most amazing people on the planet, my clients.
Seeing how I love restrained options, I immediately started reading this book when my husband brought it home from the library. I hope he didn’t actually want to read it.
He totally picked it up for me, right? Right.
- Choice is the ability to exercise control over ourselves and our environment. In order to choose, we must first perceive that control is possible.
- The ability to choose well is arguably the most powerful tool for controlling our environment.
- The perception of choice is as powerful as an actual choice.
- Small changes in our actions, such as speaking or thinking, can have a big effect on our mental and physical state.
- The min is independent, and indeed so free and wild, that it cannot be restrained even by this prison of the body, wherein it is confined.
Apparently I am a control freak.
Well if that is the case, at least I can choose to control my emotions, mood, words, actions, and reactions.
Control freaks unite for greatness!
I offer you the option of reading this book with me. It could be fun and then we can take over the world, deal?