I Choose

I choose…
to live by choice, not by chance…
to make changes, not excuses,
to be motivated, not manipulated,
to be useful, not used,
to excel, not to compete.

I choose… self-esteem, not self-pity.
I choose… to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion of others.

I choose to be me.
I choose to be authentic.

~ Author Unknown