Small Town, Big Life

Just Do It June 5, 2009

Filed under: advice — handwritten @ 1:33 pm

There comes a time in your life when you have to make a decision; a decision that will change the course of your life. We all come to these points every now and again. Sometimes the decisions are easy even though they are so life-changing. And sometimes, the decisions are hard, unbearably hard, even though you know that decision is for the best. It’s not often you find yourself in these kinds of situations. But, when you do come across them you realize how strong or how weak you can be.

What's your decision?

What's your decision?

I’ve always considered myself a bit of an ambitious type. But, sometimes my ambition and determination is outweighed by my fear. Talk about dissonance! One half of your brain is telling you to suck it up and telling you that no one can beat you, while the other side is telling you there’s no way you can do what you’re thinking about doing. And then, you reach down, deep inside and find that little nugget of gumption that’s been hidding behind your knee cap somewhere, and you do what you thought about doing. In that moment, you know you’ve done the right thing. You know you’ve made a difference in your life. You know you’ve changed your course.

And the thing that strikes me during times like these, is that the fear slowly disappears and you regain who you once were. Nothing can stop you – not even yourself. So, don’t be afraid. Don’t be scared. As Nike put it a long time ago, just do it. You’ll be better than having not.