The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

Ever get frustrated about where you are?  Like you can see your goals and dreams, but you can’t reach them.  You’ve got debt or commitments keeping you locked in place.

Or maybe you’re still afraid of the unknown.  You worry about the possibility of drowning in uncharted waters.

Everybody’s got some kind of chain around them preventing them from doing what they really want.  We’ve all used the excuses at one time or another.  We doubt our abilities, and tell ourselves, “I could never do X, because of Y.”

What are your chains?  What do you think is holding you back?

Now, what are you going to do about it?

You can bitch about it.  You can complain about how you could never pull it off.

Or you can try like hell.

Choice is yours.

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12 Responses to The Choice is Yours

  1. Perfect timing! April is my month to start DOING.

  2. Joe Dixon says:

    I love that part about “You worry about the possibility of drowning in uncharted waters.” Was it Mark Twain who said “You’ll never travel the ocean without losing sight of the shore.”? Or something like that?

    Nice short post, Kellie.

    Elle, what do you have planned for this month?

    • Kellie says:

      Thanks Joe! That does sound Twain-ish, doesn’t it?

      • Alake says:

        You guys are lucky. I never had a grandfather. My feahtr’s feahtr was killed in action on Okinawa 65 years ago this week. I have a copy of a letter to his sister he wrote the day before he was killed. In it, he spoke of my then two-year-old feahtr whom he had never seen, being in battle for three straight years and made a promise to never miss Mass again. He was killed by machine-gun fire leading his squad up a ridge the next day.When my mother was ten years old her feahtr had a bad headache. She kissed him goodbye one morning and went to school. When she came home from school her parents were not there. The neighbor Mrs. Novak was at the house to meet my mother and her sisters. Their feahtr had died suddenly of a brain tumor.

  3. Jeanie says:

    Ahhh Kellie Kellie.

    Then when you DO jump and “just do it” you get fearful of it being the wrong decision too. :)

    Catch 22!

    • Kellie says:

      True, but fearing the wrong decision is no reason to not do anything at all. I usually think I’m going about it wrong every other day or so!

      But at least going about something is better than coming up with reasons not to. If the decision does turn out to be the wrong one, at least you can regroup and go another way. Paths aren’t set in stone.

  4. Colin says:

    Rationalizing/making excuses is so easy to do…I’m as guilty as the next person but I definitely am trying to avoid the “I can’t do X because of Y mentality” you refer to.

    Closing in on the last couple months to the deadline I’ve given myself to quit my comfortable well-paying job and do some extended solo traveling. Pretty much have no idea how its gonna turn out..but like you said sometimes you have step up if you really want something.

    • Kellie says:

      Deadlines are great for squashing excuses. Let me know how yours turns out!

      • Medhat says:

        Man, Slap: Sounds like a good man. I spent a year sitting with mine in the moinrng waiting for the bus. He was a Marine in the Pacific, a cop, a stone mason (as a second job), a baseball player (turned down the Cleveland Indians because police work was a better way to support a family .can you imagine) and a good, honorable man. I learned so much (much of it stuff my Dad would’ve preferred I didn’t learn) from him in that brief period. Hmm. I’ve experienced that same thing in the gap between asleep and awake. Thank you.

  5. Tremendous monthly overhead is keeping us from truly experiencing life. I won’t say how much but goodness we could probably feed a small country each month on what we consider the nesseciities of life. We have slowly started to pare down our life/possesions and it seems to have gained us a bit of momentum. We can see an increase in the speed of our debt dissapearing as we continue to search inside ourselves and decide if we truly “need” the stuff we have. As we find out we can live with something we have found great blessings come into our lives in other forms. Its kinda cool.

    • Kellie says:

      It is pretty cool, once you start eliminating the stuff that’s holding you back. Debt is still a big one for me, but I’m chipping away at it much faster now too. And once the momentum builds up, there’s no stopping you. =]

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