Life Is About Decisions We Make
As entrepreneurs, we constantly have to make decisions in our businesses, and some of those decisions can make us feel uneasy. We oftentimes feel like we are jumping off a cliff while having to build an airplane on the way down. It might seem dramatic, but many times it’s so true!
I believe that life is like a road. There are long and short roads, smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In life, many roads might come our way. There are roads that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, or religious vocation. There are also roads that lead to fame and fortune on one hand, or isolation and poverty on the other. There are roads to happiness as there are roads to sadness, roads toward victory and jubilation, and roads leading to defeat and disappointment.
And just like a road, there are corners, detours, and crossroads in life. Crossroads are perhaps the most perplexing road that you could encounter. With four roads to choose from and with limited knowledge on where they go, which road will you take? What is the guarantee that you would choose the right one along the way? Would you take any road, or just stay where you are - in front of a crossroad?
There are no guarantees.
You do not really know where a road will lead you until you take it. This is one of the most important things you need to realize about life. Nobody said that choosing to do the right thing all the time would always lead to happiness.
Loving someone with all your heart does not guarantee that love will be returned. Gaining fame and fortune does not guarantee happiness. There are too many possible outcomes that you really cannot control. The only thing you have power over are the decisions you make and how you act and react to different situations.
Trust yourself and make a decision.
Remember that there are no guarantees, so believe that you are choosing the best option at this point in time and be ready to face its consequences: good and bad. It may take you to a place of promise or to a land of problems. But the important thing is that you have chosen to live your life instead of remaining a bystander, a passive audience member.
Whether it is the right decision or not, only time can tell. But do not regret it, whatever the outcome. Instead, learn from it and remember that you always have the chance to make better decisions in the future. Even if you decide to build an airplane while jumping off the cliff, just trust yourself and go for it. I believe in you!
Ranee Siri is a wellness coach for corporate and busy professionals. She is also an author, speaker, yoga and meditation instructor, as well as a Reiki master. She loves helping people maintain a healthy mind and body so they can create success in any area of their life.