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Why Is Choice So Challenging?

Why Is Choice So Challenging

It’s the ultimate desire of all of humanity, to have options. The opportunity created by the generations who came before us. We have more access to information than ever before. We have access to the global community. We can truly do and be anything we want, so why is choice so challenging?

We Don’t Want To Make The Wrong Decision

It is easy to be overwhelmed by all of our options, so much so that we fear making any decision as it might be the wrong decision.  We must remember that there are no wrong decisions.  Everything we do and choose is part of the journey and the lessons to be learned.

We Aren’t Sure What We Want

Too few people will tell you this, but it’s ok if you don’t yet know what you want to do next. Our society places far too much pressure on kids and young adults to decide what they want to be when they grow up, but the truth is most adults are still figuring things out. The average person holds 10 jobs by the time they are 40. So instead of thinking of your choices as lifelong decisions, try everything, be open to change—and you’ll figure it out.

We Are Carrying The Hopes And Dreams Of Others

When our parents or grandparents sacrificed to provide us with the right to choose we can feel the pressure of fulfilling the dreams they had to abandon. In fact, the guilt of their sacrifice can be so heavy that it leads many to strive for careers they wouldn’t otherwise pursue. For example, becoming a doctor or lawyer only because it will make your family proud.

Choice is a privilege that must not be wasted on anything other than what brings you joy.

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