I have been thinking a lot about choice lately. Considering I am in the midst of one of the biggest-risk-taking choices of my adult life, being voluntarily jobless and finding my path, it makes sense. The fearful parts of me periodically circle my brain and start to whisper the fears, concerns and apprehensions about such a decision in my skull, “what the hell are you doing” they hiss. But what I am finding is that the further out I get from the life I had, the less fearful I feel and the less power those voices have over me.
I know I have a good head on my shoulders. I know that I will find a path for myself that doesn’t compromise my dreams. And as I think about that, I wonder why everyone doesn’t pursue their dreams. I think it comes down to choice and how they see the world. They choose fear and caution. I know because I lived there …for a very long time.
A friend Nancy passed this article on to me the other day: 15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently. It beautifully breaks down that constant challenge we have when we face a decision. Which way do we decide to flip the switch? What choice will we make?
Right now I am working rather hard on #10 on that list: DREAMING BIG vs. BEING REALISTIC. I have always been realistic. I have spent a lifetime being realistic and it served me for a while. But now is the time to dream REALLY big. No fear allowed.