It’s Your Choice…if you can make it.

I was talking to a male friend of mine the other night about a number of different topics and something he said stayed with me. “Failure for me is not an option”. He doesn’t see anything ending in failure. He doesn’t allow himself to even go there visually. What a great attitude to have. There is no point in starting anything if you already see yourself failing at it. A positive attitude and hard work ethic is the key to success in life as far as I am concerned.

What ever you set out in life to do there will always be someone who is better. Not being the best doesn’t mean you failed. Just doing it is a part of succeeding. If you want to be the best you have to put in more than everyone else. Athletes are the perfect example of those who naturally visualize being the best. Competitive by nature they are born with the drive to win. We can all learn from those who are the best at what they do. It takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to achieve that title. If at first you do not succeed…try try again!

If what you are doing makes you unhappy each day at some point don’t you ask yourself why you’re doing it? Doesn’t it makes sense to create change instead of just going through the motions! It’s not always easy but nothing really worth while ever is. Sometimes baby steps are all we need to push us in the right direction.

There are also those who don’t need or strive to be the best. They enjoy their life regardless of what they do or where they fit in. It’s not always easy to reach for your goals or dreams. Sometimes life, responsibilities and obligations get in between our dreams and reality. As long as you wake up each day loving life, giving back and being a positive influence you are inspiring those around you. Have you ever met someone who makes you want to be a better person, that’s what I’m talking about. We all have our role in life and as long as whatever you do you do your personal best we all benefit in a positive way. I’ve tried to teach both my kids that it’s not what you do that matters as much as how well you do it. “If you can’t be good, be good at it” has come out of my mouth on more than one occasion. Attitude, hard work, enthusiasm and passion can change everything. And don’t forget to smile, they’re contagious! 🙂

We make choices every single day. Some we need to think about in great depth and some feel right as soon as the thought crosses our mind. In the end a choice is made in order to move forward. Choices are part of life. We can choose to work towards a goal or dreams or we can let our life unfold in front of us making choices along the way. Sometimes it is not us who makes the choice that changes our direction in life.

Life is ever changing, you never really know your path until you are walking it, and still then it’s not always your choice that changes its direction, most important is to just keep going! Tracy ~

Some of us know exactly what we want to do at an early age. A goal is set and steps are made to achieve it. Others take their time and change their path several times before they find what they are seeking. Believe me I know how hard choices can be. Since I was a very little girl I remember the struggle I had with choice. If I was given more than one I had such a difficult time deciding. Thankfully as we age we become much better at making choices. Life experience, wisdom and knowing who you are seems to help. I find too many thing in life interesting and worth exploring to be pressured to pick just one. I am working on it. 🙂 If I could just decide what I wanted…I’m certain I would get it! Oh and eenie meenie minie mo rarely works! lol

"Exploring the never-ending desires that fuel all life, while finding lyrical beauty in everyday happenings."


  • Bonnie Johnson

    This was in my inbox this morning and it fits perfectly:

    Make a decision and then make the decision right. Line up your Energy with it. In most cases, it doesn’t really matter what you decide. Just decide. There are endless options that would serve you enormously well, and all or any one of them is better than no decision.

    — Abraham

    Line up your energy with it and make it right!

  • Tracy Westerholm

    “Don’t create circumstances that go against yourself” Rule of the Nagual.

    If it feels too good to be true, it usually is. If it feels right, take another step!
    I’ve learned to walk a little slower and absorb the energy along the way!

    I hope your Birthday was FABULOUS because YOU certainly are Bonnie! xoxoxoxo

  • jacquie

    Wow, choices. Huge subject. Do I have eggs or oatmeal for breakfast? Low Impact workout or Stretch n Strength? Brown sweater or blue? These are the ‘easy’ questions I have to ask myself every second of the day. The bigger ones are sometimes easier because they can be put off until another day. In a way, that’s just the same as making a decision – procrastinating.
    A girlfriend was telling me she was going to be updating her personal life mission statement. Businesses do it all the time. If you don’t have a mission statement you don’t know how to go forward.
    In high school I knew I wanted to be a mother one day – and that’s what I got. Now I need to work on a new one. Find out what really matters to me and then work toward that goal. It’s easier to make choices when you know what your goals are.
    I think : )

    • Tracy Westerholm

      No wonder we get along so well Jacquie! 🙂 We really do think alike on this topic. Procrastination is kind of like being open to whatever comes your way, which when put like that doesn’t sound so bad. It’s not necessarily putting something off indefinitely, it’s waiting for it to feel right or divine timing to scream “THIS IS IT! GO FOR IT!”
      Seriously how many times in your life have you thought…what a difference a day makes!

      As long as you are not waiting for your life to begin or waiting for things to happen. It is necessary to make things happen if you really want them. Baby steps!

      I think we know when something feels so right we feel compelled to just do it. Like my post ‘Actions Speak Louder than Words’. Taking action or a leap of faith with both feet is when timing steps in.

      I too remember asking a psychic about my career when I was in my late 20’s and she just kept repeating “you want to be a Mom right?” She told me I would be in my 40’s when I was going be doing what I was meant to be doing in this life. I was annoyed at her at the time, but it was true I did want to be a Mom more than anything!

      Now older and wiser with Incredible little human beings who will change the world in a positive way I want more and that is my struggle…what’s more?

      I think I am going to work on my personal mission statement. And perhaps get my vision board in order! Everything helps!

      Tara Cronica’s is ‘Exploring the Never Ending Desires that Fuel All Life while Finding Lyrical Beauty in Everyday Happenings!’

      Svaha! xo

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