When you’re first starting down this path, this way of being, you will likely find that the road has not yet been paved.
And that’s OK.
The whole point of life is to pave your own path.
If you walked down the roads that others made for themselves, you would probably be doing things that are of little meaning to you. Because the paths wouldn’t be your own.
But when you begin to choose for yourself how you want to spend your own time, you set down gravel. And then you solidify the path. You begin to pour the foundation that will become your life.
And it all rests in the choices that you make.
But it’s not so much a matter of what you choose.
I know, this sounds ridiculous, especially because I’m advocating for choice over trying to do it all.
But, hear me out: What matters is that you are intentional in the act of choosing, that you put your full thought and being into how and what you choose.
It’s more about the process than anything else.
Here’s what I want you to do the next time you get snared by the “I have too much to do” trap.
I want you to stop. I want you to take a deep breath. And I want you to get in the process of choosing.
Ask yourself a few questions:
What is most important to me?
Where will this road take me?
Would I want this road to be built if I looked back on it five years from now?
You’re not going to have all of the answers right away.
But if you become intentional about entering choosing mode, about selecting one path from another, you’ll find that you start to make better decisions.
Because you’re actively creating wisdom.
You’re not wildly responding to whatever comes your way.
Thinking you have to do it all is getting stuck in the muck.
Intentionally choosing what to do next is laying down the pavement for a strong and stable life.