Freedom of Choice


“Should I get a(nother) degree or start a new company?”

“Should we acquire this company, double down on that technology, or increase dividends?”

“Should we get married? Have kids?”

“Should I stay or should I go, now?”

Go deeply…no, sorry, much deeper than that…into an important decision. You will have to press past the thicket of pros and cons and across the river of data. Though everything will to tell you to turn back, push through the swamp of habitual reactions.

Soon, things become lighter. You first will feel a gentle relaxation then the warmth of home. As you enter the glade, you can sense the sweetness of all life.

Here there is no right or wrong, no better or worse. Decisions–which require all that calculus–give way to choice. In choice, there is freedom to pick any direction. From this clearing, you know that any choice will be fine. And the only criterion to use is, “Which option would be the most fun?”


In your corner,



PS: You do not need to come here for every decision (“Boston cream or maple glaze?”), just the important ones.


PPS: If this note doesn’t make sense yet, try taking a stroll in nature then coming back to it. Or, try Effectiveness Habit #2 and any of the feel-better tools like the flip, the ladder, telling yourself a different lie, the keep-or-toss, focus on the good stuff, and this is me.


Today’s photo credit: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources via photopin cc

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