Big Decisions, Little Time

“I have no idea what I want to do with my life.”

Daily, we are making choices. I want to meditate today. I don’t want to exercise today. But when we are faced with a huge choice – and demanded for an answer, there comes the familiar rush of blood to the brain and the seemingly quickened heart pace you swear you hear. Ah! Panic. Stress! Fear.

have no idea what I’m going to do in my life. Maybe you don’t either. Nor do most people. First fact: We’re in this together.

Next fact: Don’t panic. We are told that, though, from the time we were in high school, “Be careful, now, university is going to be the next four years of your life. And your degree will define you.” And we become unecessarily stressed and anxious and worry about all the wrong things. Pursuing that diploma, that job promotion, that raise, won’t ultimately satisfy you. There’s always the higher, the uncertain.

Feel at home with feeling uncertain. It’s the only constant in life. So: decisions? They are just part of playing along with uncertainty and seeing what comes out of it.

Take a deep breath, be flexible, be curious, be alive, and you will make the right decision.

 

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