It is of utmost importance that we have purpose in our life so that we have a reason for living. There are six dimensions in our lives that we need to address to develop healthy behavior patterns. These dimensions are: mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, social and financial. The six dimensions are interconnected. By developing all of them to the maximum level possible, these dimensions will work together to help us to live at our fullest potential which in turn will maximize our quality of life.
McKinnon dedicates a chapter for each of the six dimensions. She relates stories from her own experiences in dealing with these areas and she offers sage words of wisdom, which she refers to as “rules,” on how we can improve these areas in our own lives. By sharing her personal stories with us, I really felt a stronger connection with her because I could relate to so many of her experiences and thoughts. This also includes her “Ten Commandments of Obsessive Behavior.” Having created this kind of connection makes me feel like this book was written specifically for me. However, I also suspect that the majority of readers will feel this way!
I highly recommend immersing yourself in “It’s Your Choice!” You will find yourself doing a lot of journaling. This book will encourage you to look inside yourself to assess where you are at and what you need to do to get to where you want to be if you are not there yet. I think that the more work that we do in these areas, not only will we improve those aspects of our lives, but we will also learn to listen to that inner voice, when it is speaking, and in doing so, we will trust in ourselves more. We have the choice to decide what we need to do to better our reality. Keep in mind that while it is never too late to change your life, it is best to get started now!