Power of Making Choices

Mindset: The Power of Making Choices

“We may not choose the situations and the people in our lives, but we can choose how we react.

We get to choose how our minds, and therefore our lives, will go.”

~ Jennie Allen~

I am sure everyone of us at some time has been asked this popular question: If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? Many of us would choose to have the power to fly, to be invisible, to read minds or to be lightening fast. What would you say if I told you that you do have a superpower? Yes, we all have a superpower- the power of making choices! We have the power to make choices, whether you choose to believe this is a superpower or not is up to you. But I am here to tell you that this is a superpower, and you can use it!

When we are faced with making a choice, sometimes we choose what is easy to avoid the hard. We think short term for instant gratification. But what if we were more intentional in our choosing? What if we looked at having a choice as a superpower? What if you start making choices intentionally to create the life you want? Creating the mindset that you can achieve your goals by choosing intentionally is what we would like to create.

When I work with my college volleyball team, I remind them that when they say “yes” to one thing, they are saying “no” to something else. Keep this in mind as we work through a few mindset scenarios.

When we say YES to that soda, we are saying NO to water.

When we choose to hit the snooze button and sleep in, we are saying NO to that morning workout.

When we say YES to those french fries, we are saying NO to a healthier vegetable.

When we choose to scroll mindlessly through social media, we say NO to that walk with our dog or family.

When we say YES to eating out, we say NO to a week’s worth of healthy groceries.