When we’re at the end of the line and there’s nothing left to do but wait for our last breath, we’re not going to fondly remember the moments where we held back and played it safe. We’re not going to be glad we never spoke our truth when it mattered most, or that we never told the people we cared for how we truly felt. We’re not going to be glad that we did what we thought we “should” rather than following our hearts. Rather than taking risks, putting it all on the line, and living life full out.
No, we’re going to regret the words we never spoke and all the ways we ignored our heart’s true callings. We’re going to wish we were braver and bolder and that we showed up as fully as we could have. We’re going to want to go back and write a different story, one that’s colored with love and passion and purpose. We’re going to wonder what we were really afraid of, and how things could have been different and more fulfilling.
Life is too short to waste on being afraid, and far too fragile to leave room for wonder… it all comes back to choice. As someone who almost chose to leave once, I’ve learned that when you choose this life fully, it chooses you back.
So, choose it.
Choose to go after what you want.
Choose to do the work to make it happen.
Choose to show up as fully as possible.
Choose to keep getting back up, time and time again.
Choose to never settle for less than you desire.
And keep choosing it.