When All The Choices Suck

December 12th, 2012   •   Comments Off on When All The Choices Suck   

It’s easy to feel like a victim.

It often gets spoken as, “There’s nothing I can do. I’m trapped. I don’t have a choice.”

Feeling trapped messes with our thinking. When emotions escalate, we lose creativity for problem-solving. It’s hard for us to recognize our options.

When we don’t make any decision, others often make a decision that we wouldn’t have chosen. The result is that we feel trapped even further. It’s a vicious cycle.

It’s rarely true that we’re a victim. Even consciously making a decision to do nothing is helpful. It empowers us for the next time.

When all the choices suck, we still have a choice.

Sometimes we just have to decide, “Which sucks less?”

One Day

December 5th, 2012   •   1 comment   

Sunrise and sunset are good for me. I need them. They’re also hard for me. They make me uncomfortable.

Sunrise and sunset remind me of the earth spinning completely around in this 24 hour period of one day.  It’s the only time of day when you can actually see the earth rotating, time passing.

It jolts me into reality. The days in my life are limited. It’s sobering.

It’s easier to stay busy, keep the adrenaline pumping, and pretend the days in my life have an endless supply. It’s intoxicating.

The reality of it is tension. As time passes, my life passes, and the tension seems to be increasing.

It can bum me out. I can ignore it and pretend. I can let it motivate me to live fully.

Ignoring it is what I tend to do. Living fully is what I want to do.