Some of us are born leaders. Some of us, followers. Whether we’re influenced by genetics, upbringing or circumstance, we are certainly all leaders of our own lives. Every decision, every choice, every action, every reaction, we have to own it. Otherwise, we lead a life of reactivity — responding to a life outside of our control.
Many times we abandon our choices about our health and well-being. We let the gym tell us how to exercise instead of moving because we can. We let big pharma pump us full of drugs that cover up symptoms instead of solve problems. We let the food industry saturate our food with fake ingredients that aid the bottom line instead of nourishing us. We let our work lives spiral out of control in an effort to keep up instead of telling work it has to wait.
Yes, these are all choices we execute every day; opportunities we have to be responsible for the efforts required to lead our lives — not just follow along.
The truth is all followers are empowered with the ability to lead their own lives. That choice is an essential one to make.