Life is full of decisions. What am I gonna eat? What am I gonna wear? Where are we going? What should I watch on TV? The list goes on and on.
We are all asked to make hundreds of decisions everyday, and hopefully we make the right choice… at least some of the time. Some decisions are harder than others, while some are simple. Some decisions made in life can determine how your whole life could turn out. Answer a simple decision wrongly, and you may end up just eating something you didn’t like. Make a hard decision wrongly, and you may find yourself doing unintended harm.
So we have to weigh our choices based on past experience and current knowledge and then make decisions accordingly.
Sometimes, I guess, it’s not always a “right” or “wrong” choice but a matter of preference. Ultimately we have to make decisions that are best for us, “right” for us.
I recently made the decision to leave my job at the hospital and pursue something that’s been burning inside me for a very long time. It was a hard decision up until I actually made it, and then there was a huge relief and a sense of excitement for my new adventure. I didn’t really run it by anyone; I just made the best decision I could for me. I’m the one who has to live with it, so I figured it best just make this one on my own.
I’m glad I did. Life is too short. Instead of continuing to let moments pass you by, learn to embrace the ones that bring change and happiness. Take a risk. Don’t continue to live in regret. It has been said: When one is lying on their death bed, it is not the things you did that you regret, but the things you did not do.
I personally have a lot of things I could put on a list of “things I should’ve done”, but instead I’m currently working on my “things (I’m about) to do” list. If I can get most of it done, I don’t really have time to think about regret.
Too often life has felt like I’m riding a train around and around the same ol’ mountain. I see the same things/patterns over and over and over again, until now. The day came and I decided it’s time to get off the train. I’m off of that terribly long train ride. Let the adventure begin.