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I saw the angel in stone and I carved until I set him free. - Michelangelo

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Your Life is what you Choose

At one point or another, we walk the blade of indecision.  Afraid if we commit too quickly, we would fall flat on our faces, afraid the risk would be too great.  The reality is you cannot escape decision making; not making a decision you have decided to take no action and leave yourself open to someone or something to make the decision for you.  You probably have stories, I know I do of a time when you decided to not decide and the outcome set you back.  Let's face it, this isn't a good plan for your family, your business, or your life.


Decisions aren't a surprise: Decisions begin deep within our thoughts, buried in a heap of experiences, lessons learned, and tossed among our hopes and desires.  Think about the last time you had a tough choice to make, chances are there were a few triggers along the way leading you to the final moment when everything came to a point when you needed to choose one way over the other.


Decisions are born from struggle:  Struggle is not meant be something we should fear or run from.  This is the place inside us where we reach a little deeper than usual, where we really test our understanding of reality, wrestle with our values, and question our selves.  No matter how overwhelming or insignificant you make think your struggle is right in this moment, there will be a decision leading you out of it.  The question is not what, but when you will make it. 


Decisions provide a way:  I should just rename this bullet the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  No decision is perfect because you are not perfect! ( "The truth shall set you free!")  If you are a parent you know how this works because it is part of what keep you waking up every day.  I made two amazingly perfect decisions in my life: marrying my husband and becoming a mother of two amazing kids.  The Bad is a great deal of decisions I have made before and since then, yet Grace brought me better days.  The knowledge we aren't perfect hit the hardest during the Bad.  The Ugly is the beautiful mess we sort out everyday just in time to appreciate it more than anything else in the world. 


We make decisions everyday.  We're surrounded.  You can choose to move forward, focus on a goal, and take control or you can wait and watch a lifetime pass you by.  The truth is you will have to choose either way.  First think better, then BE it!

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