REFLECTION: How often do possibilities and opportunities collide on your calendar? I’ve been struggling with competing options for one particular week in October for some time now.
Up for consideration were my possible attendance as a participant at: a four day certification program, a three day professional association conference, and a five day workshop. Layered over top of those options were tentative client holds on two potential presentation days.
Today I jettisoned the first two options from my calendar and registered for the third. I decided that if the hold was confirmed on one of the two presentation days, I’d absent myself that day from the workshop. Situation resolved.
What amazed me was that, having reached a decision, I experienced this immediate lightness of spirit. Apparently, springing free from the bonds of indecision lifted both a psychic weight from my mind and a physical weight from my shoulders.
ACTION: What competing possibilities are lingering and hovering in the background of your life and work?
What are the chances that resolving a few of them might put more of a spring back in your step?
Make one of those decisions, commitments, or choices today and see how it lightens your load.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.” – Rita Mae Brown
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: Here’s an on-line storehouse of articles on decision making. A challenge you may face is deciding which one(s) to read: http://www.articles911.com/Decision_Making/
READERS WRITE: In response to last week’s Pause message, Labor Day Legacy, Pause reader B writes:
We just found out that my sister’s battle with cancer will not be won. She is a wonderful example of someone who lives in the present. She is open, warm, friendly and never lets an opportunity pass to share her thoughts and feelings with others. I am committed to following her example. Life is too important and precarious to not spend time creating and nurturing connections with people.