Consequences might prove hard, difficult, embarrassing –imagine how little other people matter vs. how much you do, imagine the best thing yet to be tried, energy yet to be harnessed and stronger life to be built is yours?
Experiment: scientific procedure undertaken to make discovery, test hypothesis or demonstrate known facts.
Imagine you, clever scientist – wall-fly observing yourself – what would you see, how deep would you look, what would you reveal if you looked as deeply as you know how to look?
This notion – experiment, diagnosis, dissection or a test – would you catalogue choices made and graph them – and record their consequences?
I don’t mean ‘what you tell your doctor’, or therapist, or spouse – what you tell your boss, staff or shareholders – I mean full unvarnished reality as only you know, every misgiving, every half-truth you’ve ever spoken or ever lived. Not looking for guilt, looking for clues. Not inspecting past traumas but rather building future wisdom, building future without woe.
Choice is our most powerful strength we have – I don’t mean marriage, divorce, buying a house or taking your company public.
Choice is, for many people, terrifying – paralyzing in fact, that keeps them from stepping out of life’s quagmire, swamp, constraints and state of chronic chronic-ness.
Don’t walk the talk, talk. Don’t tell anything but truth. Start with yourself. Then with someone else – but be careful, it might be contagious.
Live life in wisdom, not woe. Choose wisdom knowing you are up to the journey and those risk/choices will move you forward more than back, and there is no better place to make a choice or take a risk – right now.
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