Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Choices


You sot at your desk counting the sound of tics of the clock on the wall. With frustration you begin to speak out loud.
"I've been with the company for over 10 years!"
"But, yet again, this new job has better pay and I would be able to afford more for my family."
"Wait! I can't, we would have to move...Everything is here."
"No...I won't get a promotion if I stayed!"

You still can't figure out what to do. You've tried to narrow down the decision; made a pro's and con's list, spoken to friends, family, and still, zilch.

As a last resort, you flip a coin. Heads you change your life forever, tails, you stay. As the coin turns in the air and falls to the ground, deep down inside you're hoping the coin shows heads..You glance down and your heart drops, you begin to realize, that your life is about to change...

Nervous yet excited, all of your previous doubts begin to escape your mind. You start imagining how life will be with this change. You can't believe it's actually happening and you can't wait to tell your family and begin your new adventure.

We've all been there, stuck in a predicament, afraid to make the wrong decision.
"What colour?"
"I don't know what to do"
"Should I try it?"

All of these processes have gone through our minds. We become scared of our own potential to change and persevere. We end up cemented in our "comfort zone," falling into a routine we call ordinary. Never moving forward..

Imagine all of the missed opportunities! That girl that ask you to dance, but you were too shy, your friends inviting you to a social event, but you didn't go, your children's play, but you decided to stay late at work. These all could have provided essential growth to your life, but we constantly say no..Why? We like to play it safe, away from change, away from harm, away from risk.

The second we allow ourselves to say yes is the moment we can enjoy the simplest things in life. Even if it's not a life changing experience, we can still gain from it. You will begin to realize that the more you allow yourself to do so, the easier it becomes. Life will flourish and you'll wonder why you never did this before.

So why is it so difficult just to go with it? We all know that the grass will be greener once we've jumped over the fence.

Let's do it...Jump, and never look back.


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