Motivational Monday August 6

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

By: J.K. Rowling

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  1. Bethany Lee says:

    that's a good quote. Yay for J.K. Rowling. 🙂
    If this is true–and I'm pretty positive it is, then this is good for many of us. Choices are things we can control. Abilities, not as much. We can always get a little better at our abilities, but we can more so control our choices.
    Love the motivational monday quote.

    • Geek Girl says:

      Very good point! Choices we can control. Abilities can be nurtured, but choices tell the world who you are. 🙂

  2. Patricia Weber says:

    Our choices often enhance our abilities. I chose once to challenge a manager. It led to me becoming a change leader. Had I held to traditional thinking, I might have stayed quiet, gone along and in that, not much improvement.

    Truthful quote.

    Patricia Weber, LinkedIn BHB

    • Geek Girl says:

      Another very good point. Making a choice can enhance our natural abilities. So glad you did not stay quiet! 🙂

  3. findingourwaynow says:

    J.K Rowling's story is quite amazing in it own right. This quote from her is perfect and reflects her and the challenges she faced in life and as an author. The quote says so much in so little words but you could write a book about it's meaning.

    For me?… it says I can and should make the choices that feel right for me. These choices won't always fit with what other's think I should do. My choices may appear to abandon my abilities/talents from my past work life. However, they are my choice and I am willing the live with the consequences. Shish all that from a simple quote. 🙂

    • Geek Girl says:

      I could not have said it better myself. 🙂

  4. Leora says:

    Hmm… I have the ability to leave comments on any post in the universe. I choose to leave a comment on this one. Does that say you are making me think for today?

    I love the discussion.

    • Geek Girl says:

      Awe… I am glad you chose this post! 🙂

  5. namirusso says:

    So true. I am ABLE to eat an entire banana cream pie. But I CHOOSE to eat only a slice.

    • Geek Girl says:

      I SO love that example! 🙂

  6. Charlotte says:

    Very true. But the word "our" is key here. Making your own choices instead of simply following others makes leaders.

    • Geek Girl says:

      You are correct. The 'our' is key in this. 🙂