Living in the status quo or taking action—both are a choice. If there is one conclusion that we should all be coming to accept, it is that everything is a choice. OUR choice.
Our choices have nothing to do with the choices of others.
Our outcomes have nothing to do with the opinions of others.
By the way, that is not a value-laden response. Good, bad or indifferent, the opinions of others should not be given an important vote in the path of our actions.
During the last two years, to one degree or another, we have been inundated with messages of fear. We have experienced first-hand the literary fallacy of “appeal to authority,” which impacted many personal choices in our lives. Maybe this should be recast as “appeal to fear.”
It is not easy to totally disregard the emotional impacts that this messaging may have had on us.
Here is my advice moving forward...
Recognize when you are falling into thinking primarily about “What bad things might happen" if you make some change in life that youo may be contemplating.
Every choice we make in life can have any number of outcomes. Some of the outcomes we control; some of the outcomes may be influenced by others or may even be serendipitous. We need simply to tip the odds in our favor.
The tone of this newsletter is to reach out a helping hand and help YOU to remember that YOU CAN DO THIS. Long lasting success is not going to be bestowed upon the unprepared or the weak of heart.
But, YOU CAN DO THIS.
I am blessed and thankful for those in my life. I am thankful for the freedoms I enjoy. Indeed, those freedoms don’t arrive “free of charge.”
Along with freedoms and choices comes the requisite responsibility of those choices.
This is why the opinions of others can never be given a seat at the table of those choices and the process we go through to make them.
We must own it—ALL of it.
It can be hard to climb out of the “status quo” rut. Read here
how many of us now are dealing with the status quo
. Unless of course, staying in the rut is your choice.
However, make certain that that is a choice and it is truly yours.
I believe every moment is a moment of choice.