Quote of the Day: Choose Wisely

Today’s quote of the day is courtesy of one of my favorite authors and life coaches, Martha Beck. Not only does she provide wonderful insights about life, but she’s usually quite hilarious about it. I am suscribed to her newsletter and blog, which includes receiving via e-mail a Quote of the Day everyday Monday thru Friday. Today’s quote is:

Once we’re willing to confront our emotional suffering, we begin making choices based on attraction instead of aversion, love instead of fear. Martha Beck

Often so many of our choices are based in trying to avoid pain, fear and discomfort, when the best choices are always made out of love. Unfortunately, making choices based on love doesn’t mean you won’t have to deal with pain, fear and discomfort anymore, it just means that when you do, you’ll have something bigger to get you thru; you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you are acting with courage and integrity. So next time you make an important life choice, ask yourself “Why am I really choosing this?”. If your answer begins with “Because I don’t want to…”, you may want to take a second and deeper look at your real motives for making that choice.

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2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: Choose Wisely

  1. Yes! Out of her several books, she has two memoirs. I’ve only read ‘Expecting Adam’ which chronicles her experience when she was pregnant with her son, and finding out half way thru the pregnancy that he was a down syndrome baby. I love it! The other one, I’ve been wanting to read for a while, it’s called ‘Leaving the Saints’, and she narrates what it was like growing up in a Mormon family and finally deciding to leave the Mormon lifestyle to live her life her own way.

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