Choice…it’s a beautiful thing. And we have so much of it.
On any one day we each face, and make, hundreds of choices. Some small – what to have for lunch, flats or heels, hair up or down. Some big – should I quit my job and follow my dream (yes!!), can I convince my husband to move to New York (…or is that one just me)?
Anyway, my point is we don't often stop and think about the enormous impact the choices we make can have. Even the small ones.
This week has been filled with more choices than normal for me, forcing me to stop and take notice. Our little label is undergoing some major changes. They are incredibly exciting, but their magnitude is forcing big decisions.
If I’m honest, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by choice. Choices at every turn that come with their own risks, opportunities and unknowns. Argh! Anyone else know that feeling?
So what do you do? How do you evaluate your choices?
For me it’s been having one of my favourite quotes from Anna Lappe ringing in my ears as I make each decision. The quote: “Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”
Now, I’m the first to admit I love a good quote. But there is something extra special about this one. It brings you back to earth. Unlike the other favourites, it’s not about dreaming big, being brave or being a kick a**e woman. It’s about the here and now. The real impact each choice you make has today.
If you applied the logic behind this quote to every decision you made today, would your choices change?
It's a good question…and an interesting exercise.
As busy women we’re prone to making quick decisions that suit our short term needs/desires (hungry = I’ll grab a chocolate). But often they don't align with what we really want, deep down, for our lives (feeling fit and healthy for example).
This week choices have reminded me about the kind of world I want to live in. It’s a world where beautiful things exist to make a positive impact.
What kind of world do you want to live in? And…how are your choices supporting this?