On the Other Hand

One of my favorite things about this time/world we live in is the sheer number of options for just about everything. You aren’t stuck having to marry someone in your town or someone of the opposite sex. You don’t have to have kids if you don’t want to. You don’t have to buy from the grocer down the street, you can order online. You don’t have to stay in one town for your whole life, you can go almost anywhere in the world. You don’t have to stay at one job forever, you can work a whole variety of jobs with a whole variety of companies during your working years.

The question is if you can see the options that are available to you or how much you’re limiting or blocking yourself. Options are great, but only if you know they exist or are able to find them. The good news is that the more often you take a minute and consider options before just making a decision, the easier it gets to come up with them.

One way to make sure you’re seeing the options available to you is by talking things through with others. No one knows everything, but if you’re not sure what you options are but you know that you’re not thrilled with what you’re currently seeing, asking some friends or posting on social media can help you find some ideas that you may have never thought of, or help you narrow down the options you are trying to decide between.

You absolutely can get overwhelmed by the multitude of options, but I would rather have more options to choose from than not have any choices to be able to make.  There’s also nothing wrong with sticking with what works for you, as long as it still works for you.

Today I encourage you to think about one situation that’s frustrating you and come up with 5-10 options on things you could try, change, apply, or ask about that situation that might help you create a breakthrough.  What will you work on today?

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