“Circumstance does not make me, it reveals me.”  -William James

In life we have many, many choices.  There are times when we feel as if we do not, but ultimately, we have total choice in our lives.

Have To

You’ve no doubt heard someone talk about how they “have to” do this or that.  Many people talk in terms of “have to” and see life as a constant stream of “I have to do this” or “I have to say that.”

Is anyone holding a gun to their head?!


Life is a choice.  You choose.  Then choose again.  And again.

We have total choice.


If our circumstances reveal us and our choices make our circumstances what they are, then what we choose reveals who we are at our core.

We may try to put that revelation off on others with our “have to’s.”  We may like to pass off that responsibility.

The reality is:  It’s our choice!  (Why would anyone choose to give up that much power in life to others by making everything a “have to” is beyond me.)


Get back into the driver’s seat of life.  Your life.  Let your choices and circumstances reveal YOU.  The real YOU!

Would you be willing to let go of all the “have to’s” in your life and live your life from choice?

Much Gratitude,


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