“Ryan? Do you ever think back with regret on the choices you’ve made?” He wasn’t sure how to answer that. Had he made choices? He hadn’t really thought of it that way.”Jess Walter, The Cold Millions
How did you get to where you are currently in life?
Have you made conscious choices along the way or was life a series of actions and responses that led you here?
Most of us live life by default. We move through life reacting to responding to situations and circumstances as they occur. Time passes. And there we are.
There is a default mechanism at place, and many of us can’t see what’s driving our actions and choices – when we think about them as choices at all.
Something happens and we think, “Now I have to …” But in service of what? Are you making choices to stay safe? Choices to make us happy? Choices of convenience – the path of least resistance? Or does it not even occur as a choice? There is just what there is to do next.
Viktor Frankl, author of “Man’s Search for Meaning” said:
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search For Meaning
When’s the last time you actually stopped and pondered a response to a stimulus?
This topic is covered quite a bit in the study of emotional intelligence. And, it is a learned skill to stop and choose a reaction rather than just react. Wouldn’t it be great to have a clearly defined touchstone to connect with in the moment between stimulus and response? I call this your Key Difference™️.
Your Key Difference™️ is your foundation of operations AND a touchstone with which to make choices moving forward.
Putting words to what your life and or business is about is a tremendously powerful tool to operate from. It’s an opportunity to create a path to fulfillment and satisfaction with life as it occurs. It’s a opportunity to live and operate with power regardless of life’s circumstances.
Is your life driven by circumstance or by choice?
Are you living by default or do have a mission, a goal, or a vision for what you are creating?
If you’re living by default, let’s talk about what it would take to Draw A Door®️.