At the beginning of 2016 one of my mentors encouraged me to choose one word for the year, one word to guide me along the path, one word as a beacon to light the way.
True to form, I struggled with overcomplicating the task at hand and with my ever-present nemesis, indecision.
So, of course, I ended up with TWO words for the year: Simplicity and Action.
Making decisions is an interesting process, and for me, often riddled with confusion and excessive rumination.
I have struggled all of my life with making decisions, large and small.
Weighing the pros, weighing the cons, and often paralyzed into inaction as a result.
This year I have taken charge, gotten clear in meditation, and I’m making decisions and taking actions in a timely manner. It has been life-changing.
And so I find myself coming back to one of the definitions of yoga: SKILL IN ACTION.
Did this just happen all of a sudden? Of course not. It has been a long, slow, and arduous process of seeing just how much life I have missed out on by hesitating, by playing it safe, by not making a conscious decision and making an unconscious decision of omission all the same.
So what have I learned? That making mistakes is a tremendous teacher, and that when my decision is made from a place of “What is the best thing for myself and everyone else in this moment?”, it is most often powerful and appropriate.
So I share a quote that speaks to me today: “I AM NOT A PRODUCT OF MY CIRCUMSTANCES, I AM A PRODUCT OF MY DECISIONS.” – STEPHEN COVEY
Thanks for listening!
I would love to hear about your decision making process – I’m always learning, so give me your best advice!!!!
And comment below what word you are choosing to light the way for you in 2017!!!!