Life is full of choices! Should we turn left, or should we turn right? Should we talk to this person or to that other one? Is this a person that I can trust with my feelings or not? We make hundreds of decisions each day and most are unconscious reactions.
Some answers come like clockwork and we oftentimes rely on that gut-like prompter to lead and guide us. Small signs and signals point us in the right direction and inaudibly whisper, “This is the way.” A letter may fall out of a book or a card with a certain logo may appear and we receive the needed information.
Choices do, however, have long-standing consequences. The easiest and most popular way may not always be the best route in the long run. Convenient? Maybe. Productive? Probably not. Those of us who are more seasoned have witnessed this time and time again simply by observing others. We have learned that slow and steady does indeed win the race.
What may be lucrative now may have some long-term costs that outlast the good times. Those that chose the nearest way may find themselves shaking their heads and wondering, “What was I thinking? “ Or, better yet, they may ask, “Was I even thinking?” They may have to admit that they were just participating in the moment.
When we find ourselves at a crossroad of indecision, it might be best to push the Pause button. Wait. As many have advised over the years, “Sleep on it.” See if it still makes sense the next day. We may find that our viewpoints may have been altered to some extent. We will know exactly what plan of action we should take and then proceed with confidence!
Lynn M. February 27, 2021