Life is full of options. I'm retired so every day has different options. I can decided how much I want to work and what I want to work on.
When I'm writing I can choose whether to work on a novel, an article, or just my blog. It's up to me which publisher I wan to put books with. For some it is up to them whether they choose to self-publish or find an agent or small press to publish.
It's up to me whether or not I am productive. I can choose to do absolutely nothing or be active an energetic. Life is all about options. Which options will you make?