Thursday, January 31, 2013

You Have the Power

You can take two identical twins - same genetic code, same environment, same circumstances and those two twins can grow up and turn out completely different. Even though they are identical, even though they have the same genes, they could grow to look, act, and think completely different. How can this be? Simple: the power of choice. 

Choice is perhaps one of the most powerful tools you posses. With it you can determine your outcome: your success, your weight, your muscularity, your bed time, etc... The power of choice is an extremely powerful weapon when it comes to navigating through life. It can also be an extremely dangerous weapon when it is misused. 

This is a health "discussion" so I'll try to stick with health issues to explain what I'm trying to say. Many people have health goals. They want to be lean, trim, tone, ripped, or whatever. The key to obtaining their goal lies in the choices that they make. They choose to eat "healthy", or not. They choose to move often, or not. They choose to get eight hours of sleep per night, or not.  

Choice is powerful. It is huge when it comes to determining your outcome. And, as we have all learned from Spider-man, with great power comes great responsibility. Choice is a power that should not be used flippantly. Most people don't realize that by not choosing to make choices that correspond with their life goals, they are choosing to make choices that take them in the opposite direction. What? Not choosing to engage in your desired outcome, is choosing to move away from your desired outcome. Many who do this will often blame their circumstances, their environment, or their genetics. After all, you can't help your genetics. Right? Well, yes. Yes you can. Remember our identical twins? You can choose whether or not you want to be a victim of your genetics. Your choices can effect how your genes express themselves. 

You are a result of the choices you make. Like it or not. If you don't like it, choose differently. You choose whether you smile or frown. You choose whether you watch TV or go for a walk. You choose whether to believe you are broken or whether to believe you are resilient. You choose.

You have all the power. 

Who do you want to become? 

What do you choose? 

Deuteronomy 30:19: 
"...behold I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life..." 


Sascha Pfeifer said...

Hi Tim,

reading this blogpost is defenitly a good choose :-)
Thank's a lot for this another inspiring post on your blog!

Take care.

Tim Anderson said...


Thank you so much for reading. I appreciate your feedback.

Be good!