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Choose Yourself

January 10th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

We’ve seen a lot of changes since 2000.  If you’ll recall, back then the news focused on Y2K, the introduction of the Euro, Lance Armstrong’s 2nd Tour de France win (after recovering from cancer), mapping human DNA, Putin coming to power in Russia, and dot com collapse.  For most adults, each of these topics will evoke a different image, memory, or story associated with how the item touched them personally.

Pick a topic from 2000 (one of these, or a personal favorite), and take note of the first memory that comes to mind.  You’ll likely find an emotional charge associated with this memory.  This emotion is tied to how the event related to your life, and your personal perspective on the event.

Now think about the events that are unfolding around us today.  For most of us, the events of 2000 were out of our control, though they did have some effect on the course of our lives.  Events in 2010 are no different.  What we can control, however, is how we view and respond to today’s events.

Take a moment to think about how you want to experience the next decade.  How will you categorize the events of your life in 2010?  How would you like to look back on them?  What is most important to you now, and what will be important to you in ten years?

The way you interpret today’s events will drive your personal experience of the next decade.  Shouldn’t you choose this deliberately?

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