This or that, now or later, sleep in or wake up, engage or escape, pout or fix, criticize or empower, blame or take responsibility, try… or don’t.
Without placing a value judgement on which of these choices is better than its counterpart, I think we can all agree that one is more active than the other. Making active choices means that a shift is taking place and that we are moving, questions are being raised, and there is a tasty little dash of discomfort in the unknown. Right now, I am talking about the little things… Do you always have to be changing the world? Nope. Are you responsible for always growing, developing and engaging in YOUR world? You betcha.
Saying yes to just about anything (positive, learning, growth oriented stuff) has become a new way of life for me. Meet with a friend to discuss an idea they are excited about? Sure! Work the weekend shift at 9News because it is an opportunity to forecast the weather while I work on my meteorology degree? Let’s go. Brainstorm about an idea that everyone else thinks is crazy? Let’s see where it leads. Some are big, some are small, but the common thread is that each one takes a little effort and for you to let go of the “nope, not gonna do it” feeling that your plan is being altered. From the people you meet, the ideas that are sparked, and the skin that is grown thick from being a little daring, you will see that it feels darn good to make the active decision to be a little edgy.
These choices are more than just active. They are ALIVE.
Words aren’t doing this one judgement. I am going to make the more alive choice right now and make a video so I can explore a little more about what this means to me. Standby!
Here’s the song I was rockin’ out to while contemplating Alive choices… pay attention to the line…
“Happiness, hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her, stuck still no turning back”
Just a thought… 😉