Yesterday I made a compromising choice towards a big vision I have for my life.
What does that mean? And why would I do that? Great questions.
First, let me explain how a choice can be considered compromising.
Our greatest gift as human beings is the ability to choose. We make thousands of choices every day and each of those choices, whether we realize it or not, has an impact on our day and ultimately on our life. Our lives today are shaped by the choices we made yesterday or last year or five years ago. And our choices today will create the life that we have tomorrow, a year from now or five years from now.
Each choice we make can either be in support of and movement towards the vision we hold for our life, or it can be movement away from or limit the vision we hold for our life. Literally we can measure and should measure every single choice we make against our vision, because it is the ones that don’t support our vision that will be the limits and blocks to achieving that vision. In other words, our vision becomes restricted by the most compromising choices we make in that area.
For example, say I have a vision to have financial security in my future, but I make choices to spend frivolously, run up credit card debt and not save money. Those choices are not in support of a financially secure future and will prevent me from ever getting there.
If I have a vision for a healthy, loving, respectful relationship in my future, but I make choices to remain in relationships that will never grow into that type of partnership, then I just limited my vision to what I’ve chosen.
Can you see what a compromising choice is?
The next question is, why do we make compromising choices?
Most of us function on auto pilot. We make our daily choices out of habit and routine without any thought around how or if they move us towards or away from our vision. Instead of auto pilot, every choice we make, from what we wear, to what we eat for breakfast, who we choose in relationship, how we allow ourselves to be treated, what we spend our free time doing …. whatever it is … should be measured against our life’s vision.
Another reason why we make poor choices is because we choose out of fear. We fear that we are unworthy of our vision or will never be able to achieve our vision, so we take what we can get and settle for less than.
And that’s what I did yesterday.
I made a choice out of fear that my vision was unattainable and that choosing something different, choosing me, would result in pain that I didn’t want to feel. And we all do this. We do this every day because we are human, and we have fears and shadows and limiting beliefs in our heads. But like I said in the beginning, our greatest gift as humans is our ability to choose. And gratefully we always have an opportunity to make different choices.
Want to hear the secret to achieving your Dreams?
Not aligning choices with your visions is a guaranteed way to never achieving it and conversely aligning choices with your visions is a guaranteed way of making your dreams come true!
I encourage you to revisit your choices as I will. Measure them against your dreams and visions for your life.
Are they moving you towards your vision? Or are they limiting it or compromising it?
And when you see your compromising choices, if you can, make a new and different choice. Make a choice that empowers you, supports you and moves you one step closer to that beautiful, incredible dream you hold for your life. Step towards your dreams with every choice you make.
Let’s do that together.
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