March 19, 2013

Weekly Mantra - Yes Doubt

There are the small decisions (do I want seeded mustard or plain?) and there are the big decisions (if I take this job, date, trip) where will it lead me?

It seems at the middle of my twenties, I assume that every decision has to affect my future. What will this be like in 5 years, in 10 years? Am I wasting my time? Should I be pursuing something different? How will my day-to-day decisions affect my greater future? Am I on the right path?

Decision-making can be paralyzing. It can involve a lot of self-reflection, over-analyzing and list-making. It can involve research and overzealous opinions from others (I wouldn't do that if I were you. What will you do after? What about your future? It's time to get serious. It's too late to have fun). 

Despite the pressure, I realize that life will happen even if I abstain from choosing. And not choosing is a choice unto itself.

I read an article in the online teen magazine Rookie (wish they existed when I was a teen) called The Great Unknown and it gave me this week's mantra. Live it.

"In reality, every decision you make can have (and probably will) have some positive and negative consequences: you picked a great college, but your awful roommate made your first year hell. You took the job you always wanted, but you are getting paid a lot less than you asked for. The objectively right decision is a myth. You can only consider what’s best for you right now. And decisions are what you make of them."(Danielle Henderson)

1 comment

  1. Good mantra! I laughed a little about the roommate reference lol