Choose Yourself

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I started out as a computer science major. I then got excited about improvisational comedy. I then somehow ended up as CEO of Twitter. We live in a world where the yellow brick road has many forks and can take us on many incredible journeys.

It's increasingly difficult to know the final destination of these journeys. The day and age of the massive corporations that take care of us from beginning to end are over. But that is exciting news. It means we can choose the life we want for ourselves. You choose that life by doing the best you can right in this moment. Right now. By being bold in this moment. Right now. There is no other moment to wait for. Twitter is about the entire world conversation right in this moment. It's the improvisation right now of the planet. And yes, it's often comedy. And it's often about people reinventing themselves and starting new conversations for their lives.

What I like about James and his book is you can tell he came from a similar roller coaster. He chose his own path to success without knowing the outcome. And what happens to him later--well, hopefully he won't end up in a gutter. Who knows?

The key is to be bold right in this moment. As James says in the title of this book, "Choose Yourself," and he explains how. Choose yourself right now. If you do this, not only can you not plan the impact you're going to have, you often won't recognize it while you're having it. But one thing is for sure: if you don't make courageous choices for yourself, nobody else will.

There's no one path. There's every path. Every path starts with this one moment. Did you choose yourself for this moment? Can you be bold? Then all paths will lead to the same place.
Right now.

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