I’ve been noticing more and more that no matter how much we plan or how determined we are to achieve something, there inevitably comes a moment when we are forced to make a difficult choice. In that choice we will display what we value most.
Do I venture into the unknown or stick with the familiar?
Do I commit to my plan or fold at the first sign of adversity?
Do I say yes or no?
There will be moments where uncertainty begins to creep into your mind. Buyer’s remorse makes you question if experience A was really a better purchase than experience B.
It is at that point you must remember there is always more than one path.
For everything you have missed, you gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
It may appear that the choice you make is arbitrary if something will always be gained and something always lost. But it is that something that makes the decision worth contemplating.
Regardless of the choice you make, I offer you this piece of advice:
Do not regret it.
Do not make excuses as to why you did it.
There is no right or wrong, only what we value. If the thought of ownership scares you, examine your values. When we own our choices we announce to the world that we are taking ownership of our journey. If you’re anything like me, it’s a lot easier to enjoy something when you own it.
I’m ready to sign on the dotted line… are you with me?
*featured image credited to luckstomper