Just DECIDE what you want.
We walk around acting like if only things were different all of our dreams would come true. If we had more money, more power, more recognition. Higher ranking jobs, bigger houses, more picturesque family situations.
Truthfully you can have whatever you want.
We like to come up with excuses for why that’s not true – but in most situations it actually is. The only catch is that you have to decide what you want. You can be the world changer that advocates for justice, you can be the corporate executive that preaches innovation, the traditional stay-at-home parent with a house full of kids or the free-spirit writer that travels in search of inspiration.
Each role has its perks and disadvantages. Whether its high in fulfillment, but low in salary. High in salary, but painfully mind-numbing. Inspirational but never very stable…the list goes on. The goal is to find the sweet spot, but there will always be sacrifices.
And in the end, the choice truly is yours– and there’s something empowering about free will.
You can be anything you want, but you can’t be everything you want. And the longer it takes to decide, the more you become a little bit of everything instead of a heavyweight in anything. And that’s not a bad thing, but not choosing is a choice in itself. Without any major goals, life will choose them for you. Life never stops based on your inability to decide what you want; it will simply keep going and your direction will become reactive instead of proactive.
The choice is yours.