In general, you can go through life feeling subject to your circumstances, or you can feel empowered to dictate your destiny. Either way, you face the same final fate. The big difference is how you think, feel, choose, act while you’re alive.
So, ask yourself:
- Do I want to feel proud and empowered most days?
- Do I want to feel joyful and grateful most days?
- Do I want to think productively and positively most days?
If so, then you need to steer clear of “sacrifice mentality” and lean toward “choice mentality.”
Start to realize that your life isn’t a series of sacrifices that you hope will pay off one day. Your life is actually a series of choices that you make every minute, every hour, every day.
When you make that shift – from sacrifice to choice mentality – you begin to realize how much control you have over your thoughts, feelings, decisions, and actions. And you learn how to align your thoughts, feelings, decisions, and actions with what’s truly important to you. So that, when you face your final fate, you’re more likely to feel happy, grateful, proud, and that your life has wonderful meaning.