Making Tough Choices

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Making Tough Choices

Life is interesting, isn’t it?  There are times when things go along smoothly for a while, and then there are times when nothing seems to be working.  Fear not!  Those times when things are not coming together are often the prelude to periods of incredible growth in our lives.  As Joann Barnes, a National Sales Director with Mary Kay says in one of my favorite CD’s, “Just when it feels like it’s falling apart, that’s when it’s coming together!”

The reason this is so helpful to know is it can sustain you through making tough choices in life.  The greater your awareness of the chaos that oftentimes precedes major choices for change, the more likely you are to risk those changes and raise your life to a new level.

So how do you know when one of the choices you face is one of these situations?

One very clear sign is when you can see past the change itself to the outcome which looks really good to you.  For instance, moving to a new city for a different job.  When you look at the short-term, the move itself seems daunting and the first period of time at the new job seems scary.  However, if you look at it through a longer lens, you see that the new city seems very exciting and the new job holds much opportunity for you.

Stretch your viewpoint to include a bigger picture and the difficulties that are right in front of you will pale. It is much easier to go through the darkness when you can see the light off in the distance.  You may not know how every footstep will fall, but you do trust that those footsteps will lead you to the light.

This is all about your willingness to walk through the difficult transition time itself and on into the joy of the new existence.  The ultimate expression of your belief in the goodness of life is your willingness to face tough decisions and make them, knowing that after you traverse the painful part, a better life awaits you.

About the Author:

Dr. Bonnie Nussbaum
Dr. Bonnie Nussbaum is a holistic coach and clinical psychologist who believes people are capable of far more than they think they are.

4 Comments

  1. Patricia Young April 9, 2015 at 12:07 am - Reply

    Great post Bonnie! And so true! Usually those are the choices that will bring more growth and expansion in our lives. It’s like that english proverb that says: “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” We just have to be willing to see the gift and the infinite possibilities! thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Barbara Williams April 9, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I wholeheartedly agree Bonnie, that “It is much easier to go through the darkness when you can see the light off in the distance”. It helps when it comes to making tough choices to keep this in mind. Great post!

    http://barbaraannwilliams.com

  3. Tina Games April 9, 2015 at 10:01 am - Reply

    What a timely blog post, Bonnie – given next week’s New Moon in Aries! It’s all about taking risks and leaping with courage. ~ I love the quote you share, “Just when it feels like it’s falling apart, that’s when it’s coming together!” ~ I’m always reminding myself, “If I can just get through the scary part, it will be over – and brighter – in a matter of X time.” So I take the leap and just do it! 🙂

  4. Teena April 10, 2015 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Bonnie – I can very much relate to your post and this statement jumped out at me: “Stretch your viewpoint to include a bigger picture and the difficulties that are right in front of you will pale.” In my experience – it’s not until I get out of my own way and sprinkle my situation with gratitude that I can tap into the faith that everything is well and all that is happening is leading to more opportunities for growth!

    Teena
    http://www.ignitelovenow.com

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