Are You Still Hungry?

Have you ever had this happen? You’re hanging out with a friend and both of you get hungry and decide you should go to lunch. You then have the following conversation:

You: So where do you want to go?
Her: I don’t know. Where do you want to go?
You: I’m pretty open. I’ll go anywhere except for that one Mexican place we went to last week.
Her: Oh no! I love that Mexican place! But…it’s ok. You decide.

This is your moment of truth. You can either:

A. Go to the Mexican place anyway, even though you dislike it. You justify it by thinking that you’re being a good friend.
B. Go somewhere really popular. This place doesn’t really thrill you but you feel good about yourself because you’re fitting in.

I view this situation as a metaphor for life. Until you know where you want to go, you will either sit there – hungry – or you will settle for what other people want you to do. This is why clarity is so critical. When you are clear on what you want, you then have another option:

C. Take your friend to your favorite place.

Do you know what you want for your life? Do you have a destination you’re heading towards? Or are you still hungry?

Leave me a comment and tell me your vision

Gray and Proud

Hamed Saber / Foter.com / CC BY

 

When I was 9 years old, my teacher was going around the room asking each of us what we wanted to be when we grew up. When she got to me, I said, “Alive”. To me, that was a lofty goal because my continued existence was at risk on a daily basis.

This morning, when I was combing my hair, I noticed my grays have become much more prominent. It makes me smile every time I see them. They are living proof that I achieved my goal…and then some. 🙂