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Today’s Reminder

October 9, 2007

“It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.”

Jean Nidetch: Founder and Consultant, Weight Watchers International

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11 comments

  1. Absolutely and unqualifiedly true. If I believe nothing else, I believe that.


  2. PS Love the ‘en profile’ shot of you with munchkin.


  3. Ian ~ Thank you. There’s something soft about this photo that I love. The resolution isn’t quite high enough for me at the moment, but I’m trying to figure out ways to fix that. A computer genius, I am not.

    A toast to you, my friend.


  4. that sure gives me a lot to think about.


  5. Hi Meleah ~ I have to remind myself of stuff like this all the time. Otherwise I just want to go to bed because I don’t think Chance really gives a shit about me. Fortunately, as I learn to give a shit about myself, everything else seems to be falling in line. Cheers!


  6. I would say a combination of the two. 🙂

    Peace,

    ~Chani
    http://thailandgal.blogspot.com


  7. Chani ~

    Excellent reminder. I loved the kids’ movie “The Incredibles” that came out a couple of years ago. In it, the clothing designer (who is about 2 feet tall) is talking with the mother who is questioning why she would design a suit that can withstand temperatures in the 1000s. “Luck favors the prepared, dahling,” she quips. I love her.


  8. i’ll say it’s a combination too but it more of choice than chance. chance is like winning the lottery ticket, whatever the odds are on that but you’ll get more chances the more you make the choices to buy. hope that makes sense.


  9. Hi Foo ~ I agree. I know that I have struggled to give myself the kick in the butt I’ve needed to keep going even when I wanted to stop. Sometimes I needed to stop, and I tried to, but the wisdom in this quote is that we have more power than we think we do and we can choose to embrace that gift or let it go. It’s our choice. Even when we think we don’t have power (notice that I didn’t write “control”), we are still making a choice to believe that.


  10. I think chance shows up sometimes, but it’s your choice as to how you handle the chance. (This is very relevant to a situation of mine that I’m trying to navigate through.)

    It’s kind of like “Groundhog Day” … the overriding theme kind of being that every day is a chance to get things right. (I saw that we’re both fans!!)


  11. Jacque ~ thanks so much for coming by! Oh, how I do love Groundhog Day. Such a great movie! I’m so glad you made that analogy. I completely agree with you.



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