To Choose Is To LiveAuthor: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2012
Are you the happiest when other people choose what you should be and do? If you choose to play it safe through life, you already have made a decision what your life will look like.
For example, I have a friend who has worked at the same job for over twenty years, a job he thoroughly hates. All he wishes for is that the weekend will come much sooner, and where a Sunday evening is spent fretting that his weekend is rapidly coming to a close and the dreaded Monday morning is coming much too soon.
"We all need to decide whether to 'play it safe' in life and worry about the downside, or instead take a chance, by being who we really are and living the life our heart desires. Which choice are you making? ", Charlie Badenhop
In his case, it isn't that he couldn't do more or be more, or even that he hasn't thought very carefully about entering a new job, or starting a business of his own. The real issue is that he is totally risk adverse to the extreme. It seems that he would rather be hounded constantly about how much he detests his job rather than take the first steps, or even one step to change towards something that he would rather do. So, he has made a choice - a choice that sees him bound to a life he hates, a life that is unfulfilling, a life that erodes his inner soul to the point where he feels constantly stressed. And, to make matters worse, he knows that his job could be gone in a heartbeat given that the company he works for is pursuing down sizing right now.
But, he sticks to the known devil he knows believing it safer than facing what he doesn't know even though it makes him absolutely miserable.
What Choice Will You Make
Are you facing a similar situation, a comfortable situation? Or, are you prepared to make choices that free you to do what you love, or, at the least, enjoy and do not hate?
We all make choices everyday of our lives - some of these choices are more natural than others, some choices we do without thinking much about, and some choices are a bit more challenging. But, whether or not you agree, we make choices daily. So, is it hard to make choices that may change our lives for the better - to make choices that would move us further towards inner satisfaction?
Choices - we all make them, so what choices would you make - or, more to the point, what choices will you make?
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"The way to make it in life is to know that you will learn something from failure, and that you have the power to choose whatever you want to do with your newly-found knowledge." Sean Clive
"We each have a distinct path and purpose in life, a destiny as unique as our own fingerprints or DNA structure, yet we often life lives of petty obscurity and quiet desperation, ignoring our truth and our path, choosing to blame others instead of taking responsibility for our own choices." Seth David Chernoff
We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision." Gary Collins
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