It is crazy-making to think about how many decisions you are making each day.

Some of them are simple, and some of them put you into the spin-cycle.

Making any decision from a place of fear, doubt, worry, anger or frustration places you in the victim space.

Making any decision from a place of trust, understanding, compassion, love or peace places you in the empowerment space.

There is really only one question: On which side of the line will you make your decisions?

In Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning (1946) he speaks of his experiences of being imprisoned in concentration camps during WWII.

His words provide guidance for me:

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. 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.”

I’m witnessing a LOT of decisions being made from the disempowering side of the line, individuals who feel they are being empowered by anger or frustration, however their decisions are eroding them and they feel the weight of the victim. I’m seeing bitterness, judgement and shaming. A lot of reaction instead of reasoned response.

Strengthening your ability to be solid in who you really are, from a place of compassion and understanding, allows you to make decisions that create true empowerment – for yourself and your connections. The space between stimulus and response is often extremely short. Show up as the best version of yourself.

How you respond to anything will either pull you down or raise you up.

forgive myself for believing in need to be in a victim place, regardless of what is happening around me.

I give myself permission to make decisions from a place of understanding and compassion – that empowers me.

choose my response. I choose my growth.

I am free to make empowering decisions that enable me to become a kinder and more loving version of me.

Know what this feels like, and expand your ability. Join me for Flip YOUR Switch, where you will claim and deepen your trust in yourself, and practice decision-making from who you really are.

Make decisions that are life-giving and create goodness.

It is your choice.



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