Article written by tambre

I help cancer survivors and caregivers to move from surviving to thriving.

6 responses to “Choice…Own It to Make It”

  1. Bonnie

    You nailed this one Tambre. Life is exactly that..choice and taking ownership. Love that comment living by default..no one likes the default settings do they? We always want to adjust it to our own. Terrific analogy.

  2. Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA

    Commitment is the key. We discern the alternatives and commit to a decision. That’s the choice that we make. It doesn’t mean we can’t alter that choice (love the quote- if you never change your mind, why do you need one)- but one we work through until we find a better alternative.
    Not making a choice renders you subject to the whims and wishes of others. Last I checked that’s either a lower life form- or a slave. Neither is acceptable for humans!

  3. Lynn Brown

    I like the message Tambre… take responsibility to choose. I felt so liberated the day I recognized this. It provides a more confident freedom. Your message is relatable to business owners as well as our pesonal lives. Always appreciate your wonderful insight!

  4. Janette Fuller

    Great post, Tambre. It is easy to forget that we can make choices and everything that happens is a result of those choices.
    We have to own our power and then take responsibility for our actions.

  5. Roberta Budvietas

    As a fellow “nails of chalk board” reactor to shoulds and musts, I totally agree with your message. The comment about support and common goals is important to in relieving the pressure in high stress situations where our moral imperative has a tendency to take over rational sense and self preservation

  6. Paula Lee Bright

    Wowza, is this post timely for me! I’ve been spending a lot of time lately wondering about the ‘shoulds’ and ‘have tos.’ I not yet able to tell if my lack of patience with those things are due to my own health issues, the Pseudo-Husband’s cancer, or possibly just my advancing age and the knowledge that I won’t be around forever.

    I just feel that I don’t have any time to waste, and I can’t remember why doing things correctly used to matter to me so much!

    Whatever the reason, I am at peace with my choices, and I know they’re the best things for my small family of Bob, me and The Tipster, our dog. Our happiness and fulfillment is what matters to me most, and close in line is the well-being and happiness of our close friends and family. I’m living what’s best for us, with not a single have-to in it!

    (I DO have to prepare for and teach my students, but that’s a personal wish and decision. Nice to be working for myself!) Great post, kiddo. :)

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