Saturday, May 20, 2006

Making the decision of your life

"Today's the day."
- Anonymous

Today is the only day we can talk about with confidence, the only day we can do something and know that it's done. The only day we can make a life choice.

It's the only day we can face up to the fact that our procrastination about something is our way of committing ourselves to not doing that thing. So we can choose to not do that thing and have the monkey off our backs.

It's also the only day we can commit ourselves to doing something that needs to be done. Often that is the very hard decision to build a new life.

Building a new life is a life-altering decision, but one that each of us must make at least once in our lives (sometimes a few times). It's a commitment to something long term, something that will take us to places we have not been before, to do things we have not done before.

It's change on the largest and most frightening scale.

Sometimes it must be done. Sometimes the only choice we have is to postpone making that decision, since we can't change it. Then it's best to cut the cord and get on with it.

And to wish ourselves well as we venture into unknown territory.

In the adventure of life, some are courageous explorers, others merely wasters of oxygen.

Today is the only day you can make your own decision.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to help each person get pointed in the right direction before they launch into an new world of adventure.
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