Living by Choice – Michael L. Nelson Book Summary

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Living by Choice – Michael L. Nelson

A quick life check.

The Premise

How to discover yourself?

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By being yourself.

When we’re young, we tend to value the opinions of our friends more than we value our own. We tend to think that many of those around us have things figured out. We feel that they really know what they’re doing, while we’re still trying to determine what life is all about and what we want to do with the life that we have.

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How To Succeed by Finding Your Passion?

Reaching your personal goals.

At the end of every other day, when you finally lie down to rest for the night, what do you think about or dream about? Do you think about the things you may want to accomplish with your life? Do you dream about your hopes and wishes for the future? Do you see yourself playing some big league sport, teaching, or running a business that you started?

Personal Goals

Dreaming and thinking about your future is important, and, although the possibilities may change often, this is “good work” for you to do.


For the most part, by the time we’re in our early teens, we know right from wrong on many levels. To gain respect, do what is right regardless of the consequences, and speak up for what is right.

Why Should Friendship Be A Choice ?

You already have lots of friends. And, you already know that some of them are “good guys” and others are…well, not so much. You’ve already realized that some of these friends can influence you in bad ways, while others inspire you to “do more” and “be better” through the examples they set each day. 

Believe Your Life is Important

Act with the utmost regard for yourself. Your study habits, what you do with your spare time, what outside interests you have, and many similar factors reveal what you think about yourself. As people observe your attitude and behavior, these observations will go a long way toward earning their respect—respect that you hopefully deserve.

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