Your actions are your choices.
This is a hard one for me. I’m really good at ‘deciding’ to do something and then never taking action that supports the choice.
Actions commit you.
They line you up with your choices. Until you take action, you’re simply considering possibilities. Sure you have a stated preference, but the choice isn’t made until the action is taken.
My head is so strong and powerful that I think and I think and I think. I get so stuck in the thinking that I forget to act. I forget to do something.
Then I start to get frustrated with how slowly things take to change and manifest. It only then occurs tome, that I haven’t made a change, I’ve simply thought about one.
The actions don’t even have to be big ones. Just something that commits you to the choice and the direction.
Tiny actions taken day after day after day create your life.
Non-action is a choice too. It’s a very strong choice. Choosing to do nothing, is a commitment to keeping things where they are.
That’s not a bad thing. Sometimes you like things the way they are and don’t want to change. Brilliant. There are many times I make that choice consciously – and other times – I think I’m choosing change – but I’m really not, because I’m not taking action.
For example, I’ve been thinking a lot about writing more. When I write, I’m making a choice to be a writer. When I choose to think about what I would write, I’m only contemplating being a writer.
It’s a subtle distinction.
But as I’m writing this, I’m choosing to write.