Recently a friend shared a Facebook video about a Scottish woman, born in 1908 who went to Canada and fell in love with a Canadian. When the woman returned home to Scotland to visit family, she wasn’t allowed to return to Canada and marry the man because he wasn’t Catholic. She returned all his letters without opening them. She regretted her decision not to marry him her whole life.
My own coach talks about committing to big things vs. the right things.
Since my business is called Pursue Your Path, people I meet or coach are often concerned about their path. I’ve written before about how there really are multiple paths we can follow to use our gifts that will also make us happy. Most happiness comes from using our strengths appropriately (not overusing them). However, there is no one single path that we must discern and follow to be happy.
If you are feeling stymied this week, or if you feel burdened by two opposing choices, I invite you to hold the question in a different way. Leave rightness out of the equation. Which choice will expand you or your world? Which choice feels like it will open you up to new experiences you will enjoy? (And if both choices will, then there really is no wrong choice.) See if that removes some angst from the decision.
May we pursue our paths, knowing every choice has value,
P.S. And if you want to explore coaching to find your ‘big thing’ (or to reach a decision about your ‘big thing’ with less angst), please contact me for a complimentary consultation!