me in the centre of the back row
“photo by N-Dimensions photography”

Getting out of our own way and making a decision seems as if it should be a straightforward, simple exercise in our lives as we are called upon to do this daily. But what I have come to discover is that we all ‘dance’ with decision making in our own ways. On my prior blog post I was asked what my thought process was in getting to ‘YES’ to sing with the Burstin with Broadway Choir.

I had made the fundamental decision to say yes as I had sought out this particular choir and put my name on the wait list for 5 months. However, when I got the call saying there was a spot in the alto section, but I must let them know within 48 hours, I could feel my heart begin to pound!

The weight of making the ‘right decision’ began to mount. We don’t ever make a decision hoping that it will be a bad one. The overarching pressure of making a ‘good decision’ weighed on me: Is now the right time? Is the alto section the right section for me? Do I have time for choir in my schedule? So I sat myself down with a coffee, and revisited the scope of what saying ‘YES’ meant to this particular decision. How I finally got to ‘YES’ was to give myself permission to quit/leave/drop-out if necessary.

The concept of quitting anything in my life has been a challenging place for me, until I began to realize it was merely say ‘YES’ to me in another way. Know that whether you say ‘YES’ or ‘NO’, the key is that the decision is in keeping with where you want to go … and periodically, it is okay to change your decision.

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me in the centre of the back row
"photo by N-Dimensions photography"

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