Life is about the choices we make. What defines our character is not the random luck or trauma that comes at us every day, but rather the choices we make in responding to those gifts or troubles. Even the simplest choices can have profound impact.
Don’t think we make a lot of choices? Think again: http://lifelessons4u.wordpress.com/2009/04/15/100-most-important-life-choices/
Based off that list it’s apparent how many leadership choices we make daily, whether we’re conscious of it or not.
Now for something neat, taught to me by a young Special Ops Weather Team member: when you realize you made a poor choice, then stop following it and think…make a new and better choice to overcome that previous not-so-great one. The choice is yours!
(In hindsight I also see he said “when” I make a mistake, not “if”. That young warrior was even wiser than I gave him credit for!)