There was once an alcoholic man who had two sons. When the sons grew up, one become an alcoholic just like his father and the other became a teetotaller. When the sons were asked why they had chosen those specific paths they both answered. “You know my father was an alcoholic, isn’t my life path choice obvious?”
I love this story, as it shows how we all interpret life so differently.
These two sons show me that life can be one of two things to us:
Firstly, we can have the mindset that life has already been mapped out for us, and we have to graciously accept the lot we are given, like the alcoholic son. His father was an alcoholic, so it meant he would be one as well.
Or, secondly we can chose to see life as a blank canvas, and what we make of it will define our success and happiness, whatever that means to us.
In life we have choices. No-one controls you, no-one tells you how to live your life, run your business or raise your children. There are lots of experts out there with great advice, but when all is said and done and the experts have gotten back into their boxes to preach another day, you stand alone with a decision to make.
You choose what’s best for you. Just you and no one else. How do you choose?