“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” J.K. Rowling

Today we get to think about our choices versus our abilities and there is probably no one better than Rowling to offer this wisdom. If you know her story, you know she was a single mom living off of England’s equivalent of welfare when she began penning Harry Potter. She made a really brave and brilliant choice, at that moment in time, to write a fantasy novel. She clearly had the ability, but it was her choice that made all the difference.

We know the fairy tale ending for Rowling as she continued to write, but how does that relate to you and me? I am going to share something that may shock you: You don’t need any more abilities—everything you currently have is more than enough! You’re already gifted and brilliant. Your cup runneth over! Me, too. But, and there is always a but, it’s our choices—or lack thereof—that are holding us back. Remember, Rowling’s choice at a very difficult time in her life, changed her from welfare to billionaire!

I have decided that today is Brilliant Choice Day for me and you! Yup, BCD, all day! And for the remaining 50 days of this year, I want us to make a brilliant decision every day. What is the most brilliant and brave choice we can make today that will serve us well? Will today’s brilliant choice be about your career or your life? Which one has kept you shrouded in fear and apprehensive to move forward? Do you no think J.K. Rowling was afraid? Of course she was, but she CHOSE to move forward anyway. Our choices define us.



This sign is actually in King’s Cross Station in London.

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