Lately, I have been beset with big decisions. Life-changing decisions. Do we sell the house and move closer to town? Or stay here, in our home that we’ve worked on for ten years? If we move, do we buy a condo, lease an apartment, or buy another, smaller house? Can we retire? Can I stay home and make a living writing full-time? Can we downsize drastically, and buy a motorhome (my sweetheart’s biggest dream) and spend time traveling?
What do we do when we’re facing a big decision and we’re not sure which way to go? Read on, and I will share the solution for making the right decision when faced with a fork in the road.
You may be my age, you may be younger, but I’m sure you’ve realized that as we get older, time goes by faster. It’s no illusion! Life is short, so you must do the thing you’re dreaming of, and you have to do it now! Marie Forleo (www.marieforleo.com) has the perfect solution: her 10 Year Test. Just ask yourself, “Ten years from now, will I regret not doing this?”
Rather than focus on all of the reasons that you think you can’t do/be/have your desire, simply decide to follow your heart. Block out all of the other noise. What do you REALLY want? I believe we have an innate wisdom as to what is right for ourselves. To wit; I never wanted to be a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon. I always wanted to be a writer and an artist. I believe we desire what we desire because it’s something we are uniquely suited to accomplish! (although there were a few years when I wanted to grow up to be a cowboy or a horse…)
Trust your heart, trust the Universe, your Higher Power, your God. When making a big decision, know that the best decision for you…is ultimately the best decision for everyone else around you! You will be happy and fulfilled, and that will make you a better employee, parent, lover and friend.
As Marie Forleo said, and you can take this to the bank, “I have never, ever, ever met anyone who’s regretted following their heart!”
Whether you succeed or fail isn’t important when you are on the path of your heart’s desire.
You can’t do it wrong…it’s all an opportunity to experience life.
And, isn’t that what we came to this planet for in the first place?