When we’re young we are told that if we make bad choices we could end up in jail.
What is never explained, however, is that while we may not end up in a physical jail for committing a crime, our decisions could lead us into a “mental jail” that might be just as bad, in some cases.
We feel stuck
We feel stressed
We wonder how we got here
We are in a situation that seems impossible to get out of.
But there is a way.
It’s difficult and it might take time but it starts with a choice.
A choice to change.
Just like the choices we’ve made that didn’t work out and got us into this situation, we can make new choices to lead us out of it.
We can recalibrate the compass and move in a different direction.
The choice to change becomes our “get out of jail free” card.
Having the courage to change ultimately determines whether we use it or not.