Choose Your Own Adventure

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Remember the books, “Choose Your Own Adventure”?  How cool were those! If you’re unfamiliar, the idea behind these books was that the reader got to choose how the story progressed. You were give 2-3 options, each of which lead to more options, and then to one of many endings.  Sound familiar?  This is how our journey continues throughout life, but a little more complicated and a lot more fun.  We’re given the choice to choose who we surround ourselves with, the work we do, the car we drive,what we eat, and well you get the picture.  So why do so many of us choose to do things we don’t want to do?  We settle because it’s safe. We do what society expects of us.  Let’s get serious here, our lives are ours.  We’re given this amazing ability to do what we want with them, obviously you want to make the right decision, but the right decision doesn’t mean you have to constantly play it safe.  What do we have to lose?  Failure? Yes, failure will come but that’s just part of the journey.  Without failure there’s no growth, there’s no big and better ideas for us to choose from.  If I didn’t choose my own adventure, I’d be sitting at a desk in NYC working the corporate life.  I’m not bashing that lifestyle, some people genuinely love it, it just wasn’t for me.  I took chances and I failed at some, but eventually that lightbulb stop flickering and it just stayed on.

My wish for you all, I hope you think about the possibilities of choosing your own adventure. It’s a scary road but an amazing and fun journey.


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