At every moment, you have a decision.
"Do I order the burger because it comes with fries or the salad with a side of fries?"
Some are more important like, "Is this going to require a lot of time and money? And if it is, should I make the investment or should I pass?"
What if you missed the opportunity to find inspiration in something that could have changed the project you're working on. Worse, what if it was all because you stayed at home or never introduced yourself.
Regardless of your past, you get to determine your future.
And that is beautiful because it allows for yesterday's outcomes to have little influence on who you are today.
If you're drinking a latte that doesn't taste good, throw it away. There's no use in continuing to drink something you don't enjoy.
When you look at yourself from this angle, you're able to create so much more clarity.
It's time to realize that you can have anything you want.
All you have to do is believe it to be true.
"Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail." Brian Tracy
By the time you realize something will work, the opportunity has already passed.
There is no compass that will direct you to a sure-thing. The future is unknown, which can either make you fearful or faithful.
If you know what to expect at each turn in your life, you will get bored.
That is why some of us create situations, whether picking a fight with a spouse or boyfriend, or consuming a little too much alcohol. We're looking for ways to enhance spontaneity.
Think of the last time you were on a rollercoaster and the feeling you got after the ride was over. If you like rollercoasters, you probably received a rush of adrenaline and laughter. If you don't like rollercoasters, it was more likely relief that it was over.
Control is an illusion.
Once we release expectations and go whole-heartedly through the experience, we come out feeling alive.
"We are what we believe we are." C. S. Lewis
Vulnerability is the secret to confidence.
It's hard to know which crossroad we should go down since there are many pulls in each direction trying to sway us one way or another.
It's easy to go with the one that feels right, however, there's always that logic sense that there's more left to think about.
If you apply the "hell, yeah" principle that Tim Ferris has coined, you may find something fun occur in your life.
The phrase, "you're over thinking it" is used often enough for us to set aside arguments.
A decision should be best for you and the ones you love. Not the other way around.
Remove the doubt in yourself and you'll get the decision you want, and ultimately need.
If it's fear that's preventing you from moving forward, it may be worth approaching with a neutral point of view and determining which option feels like you're about to go on a first date.
Choose the one that gives you butterflies.
"As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Marianne Williamson
Where do you see yourself in 30 days? 1 year? 5 years? 10 years?
Why have you not thought about these timelines? What is preventing you from achieving your goals?
These are questions to provoke the practice of envisioning your future. Without a goal, you are a drifting ship in the middle of the ocean. It's ok to take the time to wander and discover. That's why there's a docking port or fishing trips.
At this very moment of reading this exact word, you could potentially be a new person altogether. And once we leave that open assignment to ourselves, we are able to create the space to grow.
If you have a broken bone or an injury, you may have forgotten what it feels like to be healthy. If you do not get back to that feeling of health within, you will create more unhealthy feelings regarding your circumstance, and in return be injured longer.
A moment of positivity can alter the position you are in and help you get better. And this will help others get better.
So please, show your light.