There’s usually a choice. It’s usually yours.
Death and taxes.
There, I got the things out of the way where you don’t have a choice.
Are we done here?
In the Repossible series, we dig into some fairly meaty topics: purpose in life, meaning on the planet, joy, happiness, etc.
I could also dig deep right here and now and say we need to make The Big Decisions and choose at the fork in the road to become the person we have always dreamed of being or stick to the same path of the one we’ve accidentally become.
But hey, we’re still in this Repossible book so I’m going to give you a bit of fun.
Decision making is a skill. It’s a muscle. We can get better at it and the muscle can get stronger.
A colleague of mine at the naming agency where I worked couldn’t make a choice on a restaurant menu to save her life–or eat. It frustrated me to no end.
“Just get the salad.”
“Can you make up your mind already?”
“I don’t care anymore, I’m going to bathroom. I hope you’ve made a decision by the time I’m back.”
It was just lunch.
We can learn to use our gut, our heart, and our minds to shoot for a “best two out of three” vote and make better decisions faster.
We can then make decisions such as:
“Will I finish this book?”
“Will I do the exercises?”
“Should I stop eating potato chips every night?”
Then we can grow and learn and improve so then, yes, we’re going there, we can get to the hard stuff:
“Will I ever become the person I hoped to have become?”
“When will I take the first step towards my freedom?” (HINT: now is good)
“How can I come out of hiding and unleash my true self to the world?”
Those last three may sound daunting but once you can order lunch, you’re on your way to deciding just about anything.
I finally decided to become a writer. The book in your hands is my 19th book.
It took small decisions and then some big ones. Some really big ones. (“Should we move to Europe?” “Should I close down my marketing agency?” “Should I become the writer I know I truly am?”)
Yep, I answered those.
You might decide to join me and waltz along the Repossible Trail. You might decide to get lunch.
You might just get the salad.
I’m rooting for you.
- Possible: delay
- Impossible: dither
- Repossible: decide