Many humanistic psychologist believe that personal choices are key factors in the many possible outcomes of our lives. Other theorist believe that the opinion that we have our ourselves is of the most extreme importance, because we tend to engage in those activities and experiences in our lives which seem to validate the opinion that we have of ourselves.
If we have a negative opinion of ourselves, the negative opinion will be reflected in the company that we keep, our attitude and demeanor, as well as the personal experiences that we have throughout our lives. Those individuals that you know who constantly complain and tend to be rude to others probably most certainly have a negative opinion of themselves. In most cases, negative things don’t just randomly happen to us….we choose to make those things happen. It’s all about our personal choices. Each one of us can trace all the choices in our lives which have brought us to where we are today….whether we are happy, sad, in a satisfying career, or in a 6 by 8 jail cell.
Many people choose to live in the past, and they allow that past to have a major role in their present…often for the worse. These individuals can then conveniently blame yesterday for the drama and problems they are experiencing today. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, which is why we call it the present.
Our world as we have created it is a process of our choices and our thinking. It cannot be positively changed without changing our thinking and making good choices. You must choose to be the change you wish to see. Choose to have a strong mind that consistently makes good choices. Keep in mind that strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and weak minds gossip and discuss other people.
Tomorrow is another day. A new day to make more choices that will affect the rest of your life. Choose wisely.