Over the past few months I’ve been spending a lot of time studying and reflecting on what makes some individuals rise to extreme heights while others simply seem to be settling for a life on the sidelines.

What makes the difference? What are the people that are thriving doing differently? Are they some how more unique and special? Are they blessed with powers and intelligence beyond most? How have they broken through to the next level?

It turns out the answer is actually quite simple. You must decide how you’re going to show up.

We all have choices to make in many areas of our lives but I believe that if you want to build a thriving business today or have a thriving career, you MUST decide, every day, moment to moment, how you show up.

Every single day we have a multitude of choices to make as it relates to how we show up in our lives.

Did we attack our challenges with courage or not?

Did we push to earn the commitment from a colleague or client today? 

Did we invest all of ourselves in advancing our relationships or not? 

We’re we patient and kind or short-tempered and annoyed?

The list goes on.

The truth is these are all choices and ss much as we like to blame our circumstances for our emotion, mental, and physical state, we always get to choose.

The most successful people own that fact that every single day we get to decide who we want to be how we choose to show up in the world.  

The great news is that it’s a period of time where if we can show up as our best selves, our most courageous selves, there is an abundance of opportunity but it requires MORE OF YOU today. 

To pull this off you need to leverage the power of intentionality. We have to be intentional about how we show up. You can’t leave it up to chance. If you do that, I promise you’ll always find a reason to not play to your highest level.

Are you being intentional in your life today? Are you waking up with a specific and focused goal in mind or are you simply reacting to the challenges that life throws your way.

The good news my friends is that if you didn’t nail leading up to this moment, right here right now, you get to choose again. Decide. Commit. Own it.