We all have a story. It’s been shaped by history and circumstance. It’s culminated in who we are today. How we shape our stories determines our future.

We all have a story. It’s been shaped by history and circumstance. It’s culminated in who we are today. How we shape our stories determines our future. And that comes down to one powerful word.

In her incredibly inspiring Elite Academy talk, Rachel Jackson details her own story and journey. From near death, poverty, and heartbreak, to the pinnacle of success, there always remained a single constant theme in her life: choice — and the freedom to choose whether she would break down or breakthrough. Choice is the greatest gift we have, and it determines whether we’ll be victims to circumstance or victors over challenges.

You can view her entire talk here. It will make your day — and it might even change your life.

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