Monday, August 6, 2012

Make the Choice

For many of us, we feel a little bit of emptiness inside because we don't do everything we want to do. We may do some things that matter, but we aren't doing enough or the right things because we still have this feeling of needing to do more or something different. Instead of listening to this feeling or examining the reasons behind this feeling, we do things to ignore it.

We see people doing amazing things. We watch people around us who seem to constantly succeed and do things we wish we were doing. We watch professional athletes and think they are genetically gifted or given opportunities we never were. We think people are more talented or better educated or gifted or given chances we never were. Instead of thinking about what we can do or what we need to do differently, we think about why we can't. We think about what is holding us back. We make excuses and continue to have the little bit of emptiness inside.

I'm tired of excuses. I'm tired of coming up with reasons why I can't. I'm tired of only doing enough to get by. I'm tired of not trying. I'm tired of not listening to and examining the emptiness to figure out what I need to do to silence it.

Instead of coming up with excuses for why we can't, we need to come up with a plan to make it happen. Instead of looking at other people and thinking they have something we don't, we need to figure out how to get to where we want to be. Instead of doing anything we can to ignore the feeling of needing to do more, we need to examine it and figure out what we are supposed to do to silence it. Instead of doing nothing, we need to do something.

We can do anything we put our minds to. We can accomplish any goals we really want to accomplish. We must choose to do them. We must choose to stop making excuses. We must choose to figure out what is going to silence the feeling of emptiness. We must choose to do the work. We must choose to do things differently. We must choose to something, anything to push ourselves forward.

What choice will you make?

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