Sunday, February 27, 2011
Many times, we find ourselves covering familiar ground, orbiting around a focal point we cannot see. These binding forces are our deep-seated habits, the comfort zones holding us to the constancy we live. Therein lays the crux of many a problem. The habits we espouse foretell the countless decisions we make and the predictable outcomes of those choices.
Our ability to transcend these self-imposed limitations runs contrary to the desires of pathways already known. When faced with a decision, do we stop and really assess the options at hand or do we jump to old reliable? I am guilty of allowing myself the luxury of autopilot programming. How can I break from this pattern?
The primacy is I can choose to engage myself. This life is mine. I did not ask for it. However, I am living it just the same, even if on borrowed time. I do not know when the clock will stop. I do know I influence my duration greatly. Poor choices in the past are no excuse for poor choices today or tomorrow.
Reality is omnipresent. We cannot escape the inevitable. We can make things better for ourselves. We must not listen to the critics in our heads. We must aspire to be a better person, a better lover, a better parent, a better friend. It is important we decide to do.
It is as important that we do. Do not allow fear to paralyze your actions. Any action, right or wrong, is better than no action. Unless the action has a fatal ending, we can choose the other path. Nike’s commercials championed the slogan, “Just do it!” and so do I.
Know. Commit. Do.
Be at Peace