Our Decisions Equal Our Destiny – the Power of Choice

In his 2014 seminar, Greatest Secret Ever – the Power of Choice,  Tony Robbins shares with great leaders insights and thoughts on the awesome power of choice in their life. He starts with the question: “What is the single force that controls the quality of your life? The one power that you have right now at this moment that can change everything in your life regardless of what has happened to us?” His answer: the power of choice.

To bring emphasis to the power and impact our choices have on our lives, he asks that we reflect a moment on decisions we have made and their impact on our life: a career decision, a person in our life, what we eat – our health. Each small decision along our journey has an impact on who we are, what we are doing, the relationships we choose, everything. He captures the enormity and power of our choices saying: “Decisions equal destiny. If we want a new life, we got to make new choices.” There are three critical components of our choices. We have the power to choose what we focus on, the meaning we give to our focus and the actions we choose in following through on the choice.

Focus … “Whatever you focus on, you’re going to feel.” Is my focus on life one of infinite possibilities? One of scarcity? Will my previous life be the focus on which I will build my future, or will I choose something new?
Meaning … What mean we give to our focus? Will this be  an end or a new beginning? Am I settling for something or will this choice lead to breakthrough in life?
Actions … What actions will we take regarding our choices to realize a change?

Robbins says: “Life is a dance between what you desire most and what you fear most.”  It is the dance between what we want in life, and what is holding us back from achieving it. The key is that we control the dance.  We have the awesome power that choice gives us in creating our destiny.  William Jennings Bryan wrote: “Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” Choose to be more than you ever dreamed you could be… and more… so much more. As Robbins said: “Decisions equal destiny.” May your magnificent decisions equal your magnificent destiny. And have fun and laughter along the way. Life is so very good.

Have a beautiful day and magnificent and wondrous week!!!

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2 Responses to Our Decisions Equal Our Destiny – the Power of Choice

  1. Jim Horton says:

    Thanks Mike. Happy Independence Day!

  2. Jack Beach says:

    Leaders understand the power of choice on the people they lead. They feed people responsibility and allow them to use their judgment; in fact, they coach and require their people to make judgments. Judgment requires choice. And, when people make choices it ignites a potent and solely human phenomenon: ownership. At some intra-psychic level there is a declaration, silent but felt: “This is mine!” This, in turn, intensifies their engagement and determination to succeed.

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