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- Charles Swindoll
One of the most empowering moments of my life was when I realized that I had a lot more control of my life than I originally thought. I had given too much of my personal power to the thought of fate and destiny. I assumed that a good part of my life was predeterimined.
I'm happy with my life. I'm thankful for my family and what they've been able to give me. I'm happy with my friends and how we've shaped each other's lives. Not everyone is as fortunate. No one, not even me, has any control of the life that we were born into, and there's nothing wrong with that.
What we do have control over, however, is every choice we make in our lives. Of course, we're influenced by many factors, but every choice is ultimately our choice.
It's like the old adage "It's not about the cards you've been dealt, it's how you play your hand." Just like life, you can't control which cards you've been given, and all you can do is play your best with the cards you have. You may win some rounds. You might lose others. You could also win a lot. There are many factors and possibilities, just like life.
You have more power in your life than you know. It's true; it's a continual life lesson that I keep learning. You have the ability to choose every thought, every action, and every word that you say. Everything you do is your choice and your life is a reflection of it. Your well-being of your health (physical, mental, and emotional), your relationships (personal and professional), and everything else in your life is all in your power.
Roderick Conwi writes at NourishmentNotes.com about lifestyle development. To get helpful insights that enhance your day, join his free newsletter.