You Get to Choose

Maybe you’re reading this on Saturday morning.

And maybe you’re still feeling the week you just had.

And maybe it’s not feeling great.

And maybe you are thinking about how he and her and they and them made you feel so frustrated…anxious…overwhelmed…intimidated…undervalued…isolated…exposed…irrelevant…on the spot…taken advantage of…

And maybe you briefly (just briefly) pause and remember that “they” have absolutely zero control over how you feel.

That your mind and your heart get to decide. And what you decide is this:

To get up, to move, to breathe…exhaling the week that was and inhaling the possibility of who you are…who you can be, in the context of what’s to come.

You get to choose how you feel and what you will do about what’s going on.

You get to choose.

What a privilege. What an opportunity. What a responsibility.


DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.

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