Is our preference impacting our progress?
That question came as a thought to me as I woke up on Independence Day.
And then I wondered...
What if we all could experience Independence from preference?
Is all preference wrong? No, not at all. But the preference I'm speaking of here comes in the form(s) of self-placed obstacles, and self-induced frustration.
If we made a list of all of the things we prefer in life, I wonder how many of them we could truly do without. I wonder how many of them, once removed, would actually launch us forward in the pursuit of our dreams.
Preference is a subtle thief of contentment.
One smile at a time. One moment at a time. One conversation at a time. And slowly but surely, we see days, weeks, and months fly by as the best years of our life are littered with regret.
It's the kind of regret that is easy to forget, honestly.
Because preference can be a wolf in sheep's clothing.
We need this.
We deserve that.
We wish that...
I'm wondering if maybe it's time to shift gears a little.
To stop needing, thinking we deserve, or wondering about what we prefer, and start removing those obstacles from the path that is our calling.
Our calling will require sacrifices.
Our calling will require hard work.
Our calling will require focus.
It's entirely possible that if our calling doesn't seem clear, that something is blocking our line of sight.
If our vision seems cloudy, it might be time to do something about it.
If we are stuck, it might be time to do some heavy lifting.
It's one of the most freeing feelings in the world.
It turns a roadblock of frustration into an open road towards our destination.
That's the road trip of our dreams.
And it can be the road trip of our reality.
So why keep staring at the same obstacles?
Remove them, and take the trip.
It might be time to experience...