Today, is the final regular session of classes for the Gahanna Lincoln Class of 2012. And every day for the past 4 years our Principal Mr. Dwight Carter opens the day with a verse of knowledge and closes with these simple words...
"Make it a Great Day or not, the Choice is Yours."
On occasion, I have the great pleasure of filling in for Mr. Carter and sharing - today was one of those days. So to part ways with this Graduating Class of 2012, I pulled a bit of knowledge from a book titled "Linchpin" by Seth Godin. Another tremendous read that will challenge you both personally and professionally.
Ishita Gupta wrote,
Every day is a new chance to choose.
Choose to change your perspective.
Choose to flip the switch in your mind. Turn on the light and stop fretting about with insecurity and doubt.
Choose to do your work and be free of distraction.
Choose to see the best in someone, or choose to bring out the worst in them.
Choose to be a laser beam, with focused intention, or a scattered ray of light that doesn't do any good.
The power of choice is just that. Power. The only thing we have to do is remember that we control the harnessing of that power. We choose. Don't let your circumstances or habits rule your choices today. Become a master of yourself and use your willpower to choose.
Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours!