Daily Quote and Reflection: Choices, Commitment and Courage

Quote: “The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them, but a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and their commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day to day. These decisions require courage.”  Rollo May

Reflection: How many of us just go through the motions of being engaged and committed to a purpose for our life? We confront situations and just react, rather than thinking through a response based on our values or priorities in life. I call this sleep walking through life. How many of us have  identified our own strengths? How many are willing to experiment and try new ways of living or interacting with others,even if in this process we make mistakes. Taking the risk and having the courage to try out new behaviors or make mistakes is what life long-learning is all about. Being the consummate learner keeps us energized and motivated because playing it save leads to a life of boredom. So the question for you is–Are you living a life on “automatic pilot” or are you investing in your development and growth by creating moments everyday in the right situations with the right people to maximize your learning and achieve your purpose in life?

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