It’s one of the questions I’m asked most often…
What if I choose wrong?
People are so freaked out about making the wrong choice.
Traveling down the wrong road.
“Wasting” time, money, energy on the wrong thing.
Newsflash. With rare exception. The only bad decision is indecision, followed by inaction.
It doesn’t matter whether you choose right. There is no wrong. No such thing as wasted time, money or energy…IF:
(1) you commit to being present and engaged in whatever you’re doing, and
(2) you approach everything with curiosity and openness, always a student.
So maybe you took the “wrong” job?! What can you LEARN from the experience of living in a place of misaligned action? What skills, resources, relationships can you cultivate doing the “wrong” thing that’ll advise and accelerate your quest to get closer to the “right” thing?
What is your “serendipitous detour” teaching you about what you do want, don’t want, excel at, suck at, love, hate, yearn for or abhor?
The only way the time, money and energy you put into something that’s not quite right is wasted is if you choose not to see and build upon what you’ve gained along the way.
In the end, the only bad decision is indecision, because it leads to inaction. And without action, there’s no data. No experience of life. No information to serve as fuel for evolution, connection, joy, progress. No growth. Just gray.