Times are difficult and we are faced with challenges in abundance. This requires that we invest in cultivating resilience and substance within ourselves in order to ride the dangerous waves successfully. In the front of my diary I have written the following credo as a reminder to remain courageous and strong:
I am personally responsible for my choices regarding how I think, feel or act in relation to myself, others and the environment.
Within the realistic limitations of my existence, I make life through choices.
I am always a chooser.
My choices always have consequences, for good or ill.
My choices always have costs.
The sum of my life is the sum of the consequences of my choices.
Practical exercise: Write down in what way this credo might be of assistance to you.