It’s impossible – those dreams we have and the ideals we want to live up to – those things which we know we ought to do but don’t do. And knowing we deliberately avoid these things says something – that we know what we are avoiding and make other poorer choices. Well, our choices now may lead to problems later.
I’m sure you’ve seen them: 10 Great Christmas Gifts, 5 Things to Do With Your Family, 1001 Great Christmas Quotes. Of course, I’ve made those up (maybe they exist, but that’s not my point.) We all fall for the 5 or 10 step programs, ideas, gifts…whatever. So I decided to not do that. Here are just a couple of ideas about Christmas.
We wonder, we ponder, we visualize, we dream. And in the thinking, we don’t DO anything. So how do we change and become that which we wish to be?
Don’t you just love it when a great idea or opportunity comes along, you overthink it, and then you let it go? You’ve talked yourself out of it; a one-time thing that is forever gone. And then you always wonder what would have happened if you had only taken the chance and did it?
That happened to me 35 years ago, and I’ve always wondered what could have happened to me, where would I be today if I had made a different choice. At the time, I had to choose between a basketball scholarship and a job that would make me more money over the long run. Guess what I chose? More on that later.
Ah, the future. What to do? How to choose? I want to be successful. Will I be? Will I be happy, have the things I want, live a good life? Being rich and famous would solve everything, right? Or maybe, for those of you who know the song, it’s an attitude of “Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be.”
I’m sure most of you have heard the phrase, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Great advice – if you’re feeling tough. Not so great when you’re second-guessing and flip-flopping over every decision because you’re afraid of making the wrong one, so you don’t make any (which is a decision, by the way).
Remember the Disney song, “Following the Leader” from the Peter Pan classic movie? Or the story of the Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump in Canada? Or the phrase, ” when I say jump you say how high?” Monkey see, monkey do is not a bad thing, is it?
If you want to follow the crowd, disappear into the crowd, or please everybody all the time then this post is not for you. The Sunday comics await or the gangs going out for burgers and ice cream…off you go!
Still here? Read on if you want to stand on your own two feet (you are allowed to sit down and read this).