But another part of you wants to work hard, live out your life goals, and make a difference in the world.
Part of you wants to get lean, but another part of you would rather eat brownies and ice cream.
Part of you wants adventure, but another part wants security and routine.
Motivational speaker Tony Robbins calls this “an internal civil war.” It’s a war that can trap you in limbo, getting none of the things you really want.
These internal conflicts sap your energy. We end up stagnant, never really committing to either side. When that happens, you miss out on living up to your potential. And you miss out on some of the best things in life.
This dynamic can really cripple a relationship.
There are so many uncertainties when it comes to romance. If you focus on those uncertainties, something terrible happens. You forget to go after anything specific. It’s easy to let your passion wither away and die.
That’s no way to live. Personally, I want to embrace passion. I’d rather be wrong sometimes, but live all out.
So here’s what I do. When I’m not 100% sure that I’m making the right call, I give myself permission to be wrong. Instead of waffling in limbo, I make a decision and get behind it. I don’t want to waste my energy. I want to live.
The fact is, you’ll never have all the information you need to make the perfect decision. As Samuel Butler said, “Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.”
That’s one of life’s hard lessons, and sometimes it’s scary. But not making a decision takes away your power. It stops you from taking action. It robs you of motivation and sucks the passion from your life.
That’s not what I want for you.
I want you to seize life. I want you to have adventure, passion, fun, fulfillment, and peace. I want you to live all out.
When you begin to feel the tension of the internal civil war, remember that the best you can do is draw from past experiences, gauge the current situation as well as you can, and go for it.
Don’t sit around worrying that you might have to change direction at some point in the future. That’s inevitable. Change happens. You’ll learn from your mistakes and press forward.
But that’s the key. You’ll be pressing forward. You’ll be learning and growing and living.
Don’t let life pass you by while you’re trying to decide which path to take. Call an internal cease-fire. Make a decision, and run with it. Live all out.