How do you know when your decision is right? Change can be scary and making the wrong decision can have unintended consequences. So how do you know?
Some things are easy, like getting a haircut. Oh wait, as I have recently lamented, haircuts are scary and can definitely have adverse repercussions. What if it’s too short? What if it is cut so oddly that it takes months to grow back to some semblance of normal? People will stare, will shake their head, will laugh. Best to stick with the long hair, straight, no chance of mistake hair.
School is easy. Oh wait, maybe not. What if it takes 6 years to get that degree? I shall be older then. Not that I wont be older anyway, in 6 years. What if I flunk out? What if I don’t like it? People will stare, will shake their head, will laugh. Best to stick with what I know.
Work must be easy then. Oh wait, maybe not. I have to spend at least 8 hours A DAY there, sometimes more! I have to be on time, pay attention and do my best. People will stare, will shake their head, will laugh.
Vacation! That’s it, the easy one. Oh wait, maybe not. I have to have money, a plan, maybe even someone to go with me. People will stare , will shake their head, will laugh.
Life, it’s not easy. There are choices to make, consequences to consider. People WILL stare, WILL shake their head, WILL laugh. But in the end, the choices we make are OURS. Not theirs. They can stare, as you accomplish that goal, shake their head- in agreement- as you explain your latest plan. Laugh -with you- at your funny stories.
Don’t be afraid of change. As scary as it might be, as hard as it might be, it makes us who we are.