‘This or that, one or the other, it doesn’t matter.
A choice, but not a decision.
We have to make choices like this every single day. What colour, among three colours which are just fine. Which route, between two routes within a rounding error in time taken. Which flight, which table, which person…
Choices don’t have to be decisions.’*
‘Why try to recover someone else’s originality?’**
Some people make choices as if they are decisions but decisions are the critical things. Decisions change the trajectory of our lives, taking us into the unfamiliar and random:
“What a man can be, he must be.”^
Choices are the things we make along this trajectory, more straightforward than we think.
When we’re on the right trajectory for our lives then the kind of choices we get to make become more interesting, but:
‘When we repeat the same activities day in and day out, we limit our ability to have new experiences.’^^
Time to decide:
‘Write down your Must.’*^
(*From Seth Godin’s blog: Choosing without deciding.)
(**From Richard Sennett’s The Craftsman.)
(^Abraham Maslow, quoted in Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should and Must.)
(^^From Keri Smith’s The Wander Society.)
(*^From Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should and Must.)
THE CONVERSATION THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
One of the most significant things we can do is to identify our talents and to describe them in new ways.
This is one element of the dreamwhispering journey I provide, focusing on the things abilities you have been developing, consciously or unconsciously throughout your life. Choose this and a big decision may be following (buy this for £50 until the end of 2017 – have the conversation in 2018).