Welcome to all of my Moms who have kiddos with diabetes!
Today’s Question is: Are you sitting in the passenger seat of your life expecting to direct where your life goes?
Do you actively make choices in your life? What’s a choice, anyhow? It’s the act of making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. There were days when diabetes entered my life that I didn’t or thought I just couldn’t make another decision. I just wanted time to move by and for diabetes to move on. Well we know how that went. Diabetes stayed! Diabetes did not move on!
However, I finally found the strength to make a decision. If diabetes was here to stay then I would have to be the one to change – to move on. I finally had the strength to realize I had a choice. Yes, it took strength and courage to realize I had a choice.
What’s easy is not making a choice. It’s easy to not make any decision, but honestly it brings on a feeling of being stuck. Not choosing enables a feeling of being a victim. If you don’t want to be a victim of diabetes – if you want to stop blaming diabetes then you have to first realize you have a choice.
Awareness and realization is essential. It allows you to take some of your power back from diabetes. It allows you be in charge. Regardless of what you choose, the act of making a decision is BIG!
It means you are taking responsibility. It means you are accountable. It’s one of the best gifts I can give myself. It’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Make a decision and own it. If it’s not the right one, guess what? Then you get to own it and make another one.
The key is to always make the decision from a place of love. Make a decision based on love for yourself or for others. If you make the decision and the result is not what you anticipated then know you had good intention. Then you have no reason to judge yourself.
The only way to be free of judgement is to not judge yourself. You can let the result be feedback on how to make the next decision but judging yourself will never help you to make a better decision.
Additionally, allowing the judgement of others to affect you will not help you either. Someone else’s judgment is a reflection of them not a reflection of you. Their judgement is seen through their lens. As a mom of a T1D I believe my lens is different.
A person’s lens is not right or wrong. It’s just a way they view the world from their perspective. Just know that your choice, your decision to do or not to do something is correct for you. It doesn’t have to be correct for everyone, nor should it.
Make choices that move your life forward. Make choices that you own. Make choices that put you in the driver’s seat of your life. Don’t sit in the passenger seat and expect to end up where you want to be in your life.
Let me help you on your journey to making decisions and making choices that you can own and feel good about. Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching. Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?