Today, I’m celebrating freedom: freedom of choice, freedom from chaos, freedom to carve my own path.
I can’t tell you how often I have pondered my choices; grappling with what the best choice might be, what the right choice will look like. On numerous occasions, I’ve stepped toward the edge, put one foot over the cliff then quickly run back to safety, momentarily losing faith that if I had taken the leap, the net would have been bound to appear. I have spent so much energy sitting on the park bench in the land of uncertainty analyzing the “what if?” Thinking to myself, “what if this choice disappoints someone else? What if this choice let’s my good friends, my spouse, my in-laws, my supervisor, or my parents down?”
Can you relate? I'm with ya.
However, if you ask yourself the following, you'll find yourself exiting the land of uncertainty quicker than you can click your heels together and say “there’s no place like home.”
Ask yourself, “will I be disappointed, if I don't make this choice?” The answer lies in making the choice that means the most to you. The truth is, “freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.” (Thank you, Friedrich Nietzsche).
So, make the choice that sends a tingling sensation down your spine, makes you feel lighter, and pulls you toward it. “The only thing that matters is your heart. Listen to it, learn from it, and let it lead you.” (Thank you, Michael – yes, you – you know who you are).
No matter what you are facing -- no matter how stuck you may feel -- the truth is you always have a choice. And the power of making a choice that leads you toward your inspiration will drastically change your circumstances. Choosing will set you free.
Take a moment to celebrate the choices you’re facing today and then choose. Just do it. Send the letter, make the call, hit the pavement, then come back here and let me know how you feel in the comments below. I’m quite certain you’ll feel lighter, you’ll have more energy, and you’ll only take a quick pause at that park bench the next time you find yourself in the land of uncertainty.
Be free & celebrate! Cheers, P