I sometimes find myself tiptoeing around the options. I may examine them carefully, as though touching them or trying them is against the rules. Maybe you’ve been there — trying to make a decision without the advantage of experiencing the options.
I have learned that it’s faster to rearrange the furniture and see how I like it than it is to stand there wondering, weighing the variables. There’s a really good chance that I’ll move it before making a final decision. So, why spend too much time and energy imagining the results?
We’re continually faced with choices — little ones and life-changing ones. And sometimes we have to do something to decide on a direction, or the next step. Life is to be lived.
There are also lessons that may never be learned short of action. Don’t be afraid to fall on your butt if that’s what it takes to get the lesson or the prize.
Don’t be afraid to try something new, to visit a foreign place — whether it’s across the street or the planet. Don’t be afraid to experience a new person. Often experience is a more effective and efficient teacher than contemplation. It’s okay to try something, to experience something, to enjoy something … without committing to it.
You can enjoy getting your feet wet without diving into the water. But if you’re afraid to get your feet wet, you may never know if you want to dive in. You don’t have to figure out if you want to spend the afternoon in the water without testing the water. You get to decide how much of it you want to enjoy.
If you can’t decide if you’re interested, don’t spend too much time trying to figure it out. Kiss him. If you still can’t decide, maybe that IS your answer. Don’t do more than you can do whole-heartedly. Don’t be afraid to say no. And don’t be afraid to say yes.
There’s no wrong answer. And there are lots of questions waiting. So, go ahead and get started.
You can’t get to the next step by contemplating the first one. LIVE life a step at a time. Stop tiptoeing and give falling on your butt a shot. You don’t actually have to fall; but if you do, you’ll be in good company