TODAY WE ARE INUNDATED WITH TALK ABOUT ALL OF OUR RIGHTS. We hear about civil rights, equal rights, women’s rights, minority rights, and many other worthwhile principles. But when you come right down to it, you and I only have one right in this world, and that right is the right to choose.

We can’t always choose what happens to us, but we can always choose what we are going to do about it. You are where you are in every area of your life because of the choices you have made in the past. Put another way, all of the choices you’ve made in your life, put together have brought you to this place, at this time, reading this article.

As I travel around the world and tell many thousands of people each year that they are where they are in their lives, personally and professionally, because functionally that’s where they chose to be, a lot of people don’t like it. We have become a society of people that loves to blame someone else for our condition.

So when I show up and tell them they are where they are because that’s what they chose , they tell me things like: I know my life’s messed up, but if you knew my spouse , you would know why I’m in the shape I’m. Or they will tell me things like: My boss is an idiot; The weather is too hot; The taxes are too high; I’m a middle child, or whatever the current excuse is that they use to justify their life of mediocrity. Only when we accept the fact that we are where we are because of choices we’ve made in the past can we live every day of the rest of our lives in the certain knowledge that we can do anything we want to do if we simply make the right choices. Your destiny awaits. Today’s the Day!