Earth in Hands of Potter by Dan
Such simple words and yet they can be so powerful. Have you ever been faced with choices but you were afraid to take a chance? Sometimes, being brave enough to take a chance can change your life for the better. If you really think about it, these everyday words can hold such sway over whether we succeed or fail. Let’s take them individually, starting first with the definition from The Free Dictionary:
CHOICE: The power, right or liberty to choose (make a selection)
The ‘power’ to decide what to do, how to act: Isn’t it a great thing that you can wield this power and that you have the ‘liberty’ to make a selection about your life? This is by no means easy for everyone, but just thinking about it can be real heady feeling. Of course, no one is saying that all choices are easy, but you should not shy away from making choices, even if they are hard ones.
Sometimes we are reluctant to make choices because of the unknown, so we stick with what we know even if it makes us unhappy. Many of us stay in jobs that we hate simply because we are afraid to start over, especially if we are of a certain age.
CHANCE: A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck
A chance is a risk, but you need to remember that risks can be both positive and negative. This is the first challenge that we need to get past, thinking that risk is always negative. What can come out of taking a chance is is an unpredictable outcome, but this may be the outcome that could change your life for the better.
CHANGE: A transformation or transition from one state, condition, or phase to another
By making a choice to take a chance you can put in motion the events to cause a change in your life. If you are unhappy or feeling unfulfilled, why not take the leap of faith? The adventures that can result from taking this step can change your life for the better. Think it through, weigh the pros and cons of a choice and if the positives outweigh the negatives it may be time to take that chance to change your career, your job or to simply start living the life you desire.
Remember that the power is within you!