On any given day, you and I make a million micro-decisions without even a second thought. It’s wired into our DNA to survive, to get through life as we know it.
“Am I going to hit snooze or get out of bed?”
“Should I have toast or oatmeal with my coffee for breakfast?”
“What should I drink my coffee out of?”
They don’t process through our minds as actual decisions, but we’re making choices in milliseconds.
You get the picture. This happens nonstop as we go through our days. Most of the time we make the decision that provides the path of least resistance and makes us the happiest. I know I tend to do so.
But sometimes we have to make hard decisions that directly affect us. Those hard decisions are relative, and harder for some than others. That doesn’t take away from the value of those decisions or the capability of someone to be successful. Choosing the harder path takes practice, and it takes mindfulness.
I bet you make hard decisions in at least one aspect of your life every day. I know that a lot of you are parents who make sacrifices for your children EVERY DAY. Sacrifices that I would think twice or three times about, but you make without even a pause because of how much you care about and value your children. So, that tells us that you have the CAPACITY to make hard decisions. You can do it. It just takes some practice. A little bit of mindfulness. And a “why” that matters more than temporary comforts.
If there’s something in your life that you know is important, something that you want to change but you haven’t yet, that’s okay. It’s a process. That process has peaks and it has valleys. The goal for us all is to start working our way towards peaks, and start setting up base camp higher and higher. You’re still going to traverse through valleys, and that’s okay. What we should pursue with purpose is keeping our eyes towards our peaks, and staying true to what matters most in life.
On any given day, you and I make a million micro-decisions without even a second thought. Lean into that hard decision that makes you nervous. Choose to evolve. Choose to become stronger.
If you need help, let me know.
“Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will be easy”