How often do you find yourself looking around your little world and thinking “I wish things were different?” When you catch yourself thinking these thoughts, what do you do to take action?
Personally I am split down the middle when it comes to this dilemma. I guess what it really comes down to, is the dissatisfaction just a fleeting thought that comes along with a tough day, or is it a true displeasure in the course of your life’s path? In my opinion, if you truly are unhappy, it is your duty to fix it. Regardless of how complex the issue is or how long it takes to resolve the factors, it is still within your power to make things right. We all are given a limited amount of time on this earth to live, breathe and experience life to it’s fullest. Doesn’t that in of itself make it our duty to maximize our living experience?
Or is that selfish?
Maybe for some it is better to let things lie, and wistfully dream away at the could be’s life flashes in front of our eyes. Maybe reaching for more causes pain and suffering for others and that in of itself is enough to hold you back from taking action. Who’s to say what is right and what is wrong?
It’s a toss up.
I know for me, I’ve faced this crossroads many o’times and I can’t say that I’ve necessarily found that my actions were always best. But, one thing I can attest to, regardless of the trials and tribulations, the one thing that has always remained a constant is personal growth. With each new step that I take into the great unknown, I am tested, rewarded, punished and challenged.
Would I change any of my actions had I known the outcome?
No, I can’t say that I would. Because with each new endeavor that I take on, the more and more I evolve as a human being. I learn what it means to have hope, to love, to laugh, to cry and to soar. Life without hope is like trying to breathe without air. Once you lose sight of the wonder that exists within each and every day, the more and more blinded you are to life’s beauty.