Are you living life with direction?
Everything in life is choices. We are constantly looking at decisions we can make, and options when it comes to our choices. Each of us can decide to be aware, or choose instead to make no choices at all.
For a long time, I wandered rather aimlessly through my life. I went where the wind blew, changed jobs and relationships frequently, and crowned myself to be King of Indecision.
To be honest, this is not a desirable title.
In time, I recognized that I desired more from my life. I had a desire to live a purposeful, directed life. So I started to really ask myself what I desired to have, and to analyze the choices I was and was not making, and also my decision process.
On many occasions, I would find myself at a crossroads. I was between ideas, between jobs or relationships or homes, and facing choices. More than once, I decided not to decide. That, as you might imagine, didn’t go so well for me getting to anywhere I truly desired to be.
More than once, when I reached that crossroads, I let life carry me along, and let life live me — rather than choosing to live life on my own terms.
There are always options when it comes to how to live. Three in particular:
- Let life live you
- Curl up in a ball and await death
- Live life on your terms
It can seem really easy to just let life live you, and go with the flow. I think for the majority, this is what they do. Some will be perpetual victims, and metaphorically await death.
Choosing a path is making the decision to live life on your own terms.
Discovering the path
Recognizing what path you are on is how you live life on your terms.
Because it is all-too-easy to get distracted, and to let outside influences and circumstances drive us day to day, even seeing a path to be on can be challenging. Why? Several reasons come to mind.