You can do whatever you want.
I was talking with a friend recently when I had that realization. We were confiding in each other (ok, complaining to one another) about whatever was not going so well in our lives at the time, when she mentioned not wanting to do something. Without even thinking, I responded with, “then don’t.” It was that simple. And that complex; It’s not exactly like I take my own advice on this one.
But it is that simple. Literally, every single thing we do or don’t do in life, we make the choice. You don’t want to go to work tomorrow? Don’t.
Don’t want to go to school? Don’t.
Want to go to Italy? Go. Charge the airfare to a credit card.
Want to move to a new city? Move.
Want to cry? Cry. Don’t want people to see? Sit in your car.
Want to cut your hair? Dye your hair? Do it. Do it again tomorrow if you don’t like it. Hell, shave your head for all I care.
Choices are easy. It’s the consequences that are hard. If you don’t go to work, you may not have work to go to the next day. That’s cool until rent is due.
But what about the consequence of being unhappy because you didn’t make the choice you wanted? That consequence is sometimes harder to deal with than any monetary consequence.
The hustle and bustle of life bogs us down sometimes. “I want to, but…”
But what? What do you want to do?
You’ve heard it before. Life is too short. Go do whatever you want to do, today.