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The way you have been taught to live life is not the only way there is to live. Shocker, right? For many, life was very linear concept: you graduate high school, go to college, meet a nice boy or girl, get a good job, get married, buy a house, have kids, send them to college, and so on. Some may be directed to skip college and go straight into the workforce; others may be directed into the military or a trade school. Regardless of the direction of your life, one thing is quite common, for the majority of the first two decades of life, someone other than yourself was making decisions for you and directing you in the way you should go.

Stop and think about that for a moment. For the better part of your first 20 years on the planet, you were not making decisions for yourself and, therefore, your path was not truly your own. Now think about where you are now and how many years you have been making decisions for yourself. Which is greater, the first twenty years or the years that have passed since then?

Your direction in life is determined by your individual decisions. With each choice you make, you will experience consequences, sometimes good and sometimes not so good. The consequences of your decisions may not be instantaneous, some consequences may not be realized for months or even years from the point the decision occurred. For example, if you choose today to start smoking, you may not recognize the health issues that result from your choice for many years. Or you may choose to focus on your schoolwork instead of hanging out with your friends in hopes of positioning yourself for the future, but you won’t know the outcome until the day arrives when you graduate and embark on whatever new adventure is before you. You cannot control the outcome; you can only control what you focus on and the steps you take towards the desired result.

How you make decisions and what decisions you make are based on what you have learned and experienced. You learn by copying the actions and behaviors of the people in your life you are around most often. Whether you hear with your ears or see with your eyes, your thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors are cultivated from what you experience. To expand your thoughts, change your attitudes or modify your behavior, you must be exposed to new people and new ways to think and behave.

thr1v3 is a philosophy birthed from God’s Word, the Bible, that offers a different perspective on life. From the foundational scripture of Psalm 1:1-3:

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.”

thr1v3 exposes you to a new way of thinking about yourself, your relationships, and the world. thr1v3 focuses on shifting your perspective to see the whole you instead of defining yourself by a label or a circumstance. The holistic perspective invites you to step back and look at your life in relation to seven different disciplines that correspond to the colors in the rainbow: Ripple Effect, Emotional, Professional, Physical, Intellectual, Relational, and Spiritual. By assessing how you see yourself from each perspective, you gain a better perspective of who you are and the direction you are headed. I invite you to engage and hear more about the thr1v3 philosophy to see if the road map thr1v3 provides is one you might like to apply to your own life. Today is the day to choose your adventure, continue your current path or venture down a new one.

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