Monday, March 9, 2009

Commitment Issues

"The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating - in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life." - Anne Morris

I don't know who Anne Morris is or how her theory on commitment made it onto my Starbucks cup on Saturday morning but her thoughts hit home with me. As I've talked about before, I am buying my first home and the thought scared me - to the point that I didn't tell ANYONE besides my family for the first 6 weeks. I usually talk about everything so that was a big change for me.

I have a hard time choosing one path in life, there's a lot that appeals to me and I don't think that will ever change. But I can't allow my ADD to freeze me and keep me from making decisions which is the way I've handled some things in the past. I've got to keep moving forward and realize that very little is permanent (just death and taxes, right?). All can be changed.

So basically Ms. Morris's words hit home with me because I need to get out of my head and start living because don't you know, the secret of life is to LIVE.

1 comment:

Allison Peters said...

i can totally relate to this. my add and indecisiveness can be paralyzing from big to small choices. i'm having to make a LOT of decisions while building the house and it's giving me such anxiety! because i can't put it off. and then the second guessing starts...ughh. sometimes my mind feels like a circus.