We become what we become because of the way we choose and will ourselves to think. That’s the general consensus when it comes to the thought behind the power of our choices. We define our path in life by the decisions we make every minute of every day. Our choices affect our thoughts and our thoughts affect who we are, what we stand for, and the legacy we leave behind. Throughout our lives, we are faced with numerous choices. It may be that we may not always recognize their presence, but, like it or not, we are constantly faced with the responsibility of choosing. Even the act of not making a decision is a choice. Our choices affect not only ourselves, but the people around us. Our choices shape our actions. And our actions are received and interpreted by those around us. Our choices and actions shape the opinions and feelings of those individuals and in turn can be the deciding factor in how others act on our behalf.
Our choices not only affect us today, but affect our abilities and our choices in the future. The power of our choices can be complex and the ramifications endless. As the complexity of our lives and journeys evolved, the power of one choice we make today can build on another and have an effect that may last a lifetime.
Here are questions to ask your team:
Q1: Do our choices define us more than our abilities/talents?
Q2: Do you factor in how your choices will affect others?
Q3: Do you accept accountability for your choices?
Q4: How do our choices shape our actions?
Q5: How do you know when you have made the right choice?
Q6: What choice have you made that has made the biggest impact on your leadership?
Q7: Taking the high road: Do you always feel you follow this path?
Q8: The power of choice has the ability to__________________