A few years ago I was knocking on doors, trying to find the person who owned the car that had scratched mine. One person opened their door and instead of paying attention to what he was saying, I was peering into his home as I couldn’t help but notice how different it was.
It didn’t look like mine, even though we lived a street away. It was not designed in the way these homes were originally made. It had been gutted out and designed specifically to the owners wants.
It surprised me and I thought to myself ‘So we don’t all live the same?’. Now I know that might sound obvious, but think about it. If you lived in well known expensive town, you might think that the inhabitants are generally well to do.
It was significant to me because we often think that because an experience is shared by a group of people that everyone must be having the same experiences, and it is not so.
You wake up and hate going to work, someone else loves it.
You dislike the treatment you receive in this relationship by this wo/man, someone else is deeply in love and enjoying their partner.
You barely make enough to get by, someone else is making more in a month than you make in a year.
Your friendship group is lack lustre, someone else has a great group of friends and loves their life.
The difference in the above is about creating, creating by choice. We all live through and by the choices we make every single day.
You can live how you want to if only you will consistently make choices that align with the thing that you want.
Do not underestimate the power of your choices as they determine what you experience daily. Just take a look around you and examine what is taking place, what choices did you make? Don’t like it? Choose differently.