“This Election Day, show up to make a choice. In so doing, cast a vote for yourself! Take the energy and power of pushing that button with you from your polling site and repurpose it in your day. Make this Election Day, the Tuesday that you decide. Make this the day that breaks the cycle of indecision in your life. Make this a day you can begin to pick the life you most want to live by understanding the process of choice.” ~ Randi Levin Coaching
I am not generally a political sort of person. You would never catch me in a debate over candidates or policies. Yet, you will catch me at the polls on November 8th. It’s my right to make a decision, my duty to choose and my personal responsibility to show up.
In an election cycle as stress provoking and historical as this one, many of us may be looking for an out. It is easy to say that your decision does not make a difference, or that you are going to pass on the process because you don’t want either candidate to win. The fallout of not making choices is in fact, a choice. When you buckle under pressure, when you procrastinate due to fear, or when you feel unworthy of making a decision that matters, the cost of that is significant. For every vote you don’t cast in this election there may be an equally significant vote that you are not casting in your own personal life.
Not showing up?
Letting someone else decide?
Fearful of making a mistake or getting it wrong?
Thinking your voice does not matter?
It is my sincere hope that you will show up to vote in this presidential election because your voice does matter. It matters not only in a decision regarding Clinton or Trump, but also in the every day of your own existence. Voting is powerful. There is something really energetic about the process of pushing that button. Even if the end result is not what you wanted, your ability to make a decision and to make it known is still in tact. When you show up to vote for a president, in essence, you also show up to vote for yourself. You may not be able to control the outcome, but you can control your ability to make the choice.
This Election Day, show up to make a choice. In so doing, cast a vote for yourself! Take the energy and power of pushing that button with you from your polling site and repurpose it in your day. Make this Election Day, the Tuesday that you decide. Make this the day that breaks the cycle of indecision in your life. Make this a day you can begin to pick the life you most want to live by understanding the process of choice.
Decide to stop procrastinating.
Choose to have a voice in making a change in your life.
Vote to friend the fears that hold you back so that you can move ahead.
Show up with intention and determination from a position of power and courage.
The goal of the election is for someone to become president. That result may or may not be what you want it to be. The same is true in life. We all have goals and promises and destinations we aspire to. Along the way, we have choices, and decisions, and paths to take in the process toward those goals. What if this Election Day, even if you are not celebrating the outcome, you are celebrating the process? Celebrate your decision to vote. Celebrate the power of choice. Vote for yourself—because within the scope of your lifetime your voice really does matter. It begins with a choice.