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You are the choices you make

By Elizabeth Colen

Elizabeth Colen

A friend of mine shared a statement with me that she heard at a funeral. It was so profound to me that I would like to share it with you. “When you are born, you look like your Mom and Dad, but when you die you look like the choices you’ve made.”

Take a minute and let that sink in. You die looking like the choices you’ve made. Wow! When we are small we reflect the choices of our parents or the people who are raising us. However, there comes a time in our lives that we must make our own choices. Your body represents every decision you make.   Ask yourself these 3 questions.

  1. What do my choices portray to others? – Think about what others see when they see you and if that is the image you are going for.


  1. Who am I representing with my choices? – The choices we make do represent others. W e re representing ourselves, our company, our brand, our children and even our spouse.


  1. How am I representing them? – Take a look at yourself through the eyes of others (I know it’s hard) but try it. Do they see someone well put together or disheveled? Do they see someone who takes care of themselves by making healthy life choices or do they see someone that has no self-control or discipline?


When you have answered those questions, are you proud of your body and your choices?   If not, it’s easy to make changes, it’s your choice. Make choices that you and the people you represent are proud of. Keep the words of Gretchen Rubin in mind “What you do everyday matters more than what you do once in a while”.


Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Confidence Coach on www.MsFitOne.com. Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit.

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