We’re not born with choices but some continue to believe they don’t have any.

23 03 2011
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“We can’t choose the life we’re born into but eventually we can choose to create the life we want”.
None of us got to choose which family we were born into.
Some people are luckier than others when it comes to the circumstances of their birth.
For most people, they remember their humble beginnings. You can only hope that you were loved and provided for as best as was possible.
My own childhood was less than ideal. But it is safe to say, I was at a distinct disadvantage from day one. I was healthy but beyond that, I had a lot of hard lessons to learn about this world.
Of course, I’m not alone in this. Many grow up knowing they have little or no choice about how they were raised.
If you are lucky enough to survive your childhood in one piece, you may well look back and think that IS life. Many people grow into adults, believing that they still have no choices about their life.
For a long time I believed this as well.
Many young adults either haven’t learnt to make good decisions or they made decisions that actually made it harder to make other decisions that would give them a better future.
What I want everyone to know is, they have more choices to do the work they love than in any time in history. We all have more choices than we realise. The world is a big place, but its big in a good way. It’s full of opportunities for those that choose to look for them or create them.

For the ‘being born creative’ series (childhood creativity)
You can find Steve at www.ineedtocreate.com
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2 responses

23 03 2011
Trudy

It does become hard to break away from the idea that there are few choices when you live life, especially all of your childhood life with limited choices and watched your parents have what appeared to be limited choices. It definitely takes time and self-reprogramming to realize there are choices. And even after that realization, it takes a lot of work for the choices to come to fruition as actual parts of life. That is where the difficulty lies for a person who once believed there were no choices. During the hard work phase, it’s easy to slip back into the mentality that there are no choices because it can start to feel that way again.

Really good post…a lot to think about.

23 03 2011
ineedtocreate

Thanks again Trudy for your comments. I appreciate the thought you put into them.
Happy you’re getting a lot from the blog. Hoping you are able to make more of your own choices.
Steve.

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