I was having a bad morning. I had finished my assignment in Gauteng early and was trying to reschedule the flight on which I was booked, so that I could return home earlier instead of spending a number of hours waiting at the airport for my originally scheduled flight to depart. What I thought to be a simple request was (unfortunately for me) wreaking havoc and causing a lot of unwelcomed frustration for me, as I was being sent back and forth from one queue to another. Eventually my requested change came to effect, but I had to hurry or I would miss the opportunity to board on time. Finally I found myself in the home stretch to the plane – all hot and bothered, when my paths crossed with that of a lady we will call Fiona.
We are all faced with a seemingly endless stream of choices throughout every day. There are so many, that we sometimes fail to recognize them, but the truth is that you always have a choice. Some choices we make almost unconsciously – like brushing our teeth or putting on a clean set of clothes. Other choices we make because we do not like the consequences of the alternative. An example is going to work in a job where you aren’t very happy, because you like receiving the salary and enjoy the things it enables you to buy. Ultimately you do have a choice and the more you become aware of this and the more you consciously make your choices, the more empowered you will feel.