Every day we all make choices that are sometimes different or the same as others. Then there are those circumstances that force a certain direction be taken. And at these times we often hear people say things like: “I did not have a choice.” But that is not really the truth is it? We have a choice all the time in every situation that life presents us with. It is really about whether or not we are ready to deal with the consequences of that decision.

It does not matter what choice we are talking about either. It can be something as simple as getting a cup of coffee versus being late to work. The consequence here is that you might get reprimanded for being tardy with a reminder of how many people would love to have your job. The other consequence is that you might just avoid that morning headache you get when deprived of caffeine for too long.

More involved choices come about when circumstances are “beyond our control”. This may involve loss of employment, health issues or change in family structure such as divorce. Even here we still have choices to make. Aside from receiving some benefits from unemployment,we must decide whether to remain bitter over the loss or whether to find ways of improving ourselves to gain a new and more rewarding position. However, where there are limited options for employment a new choice may present itself.

The world around us is ever evolving. It is up to us to make the choice of whether or not to change with it!