Back when I was in graduate school for public policy, we were taught how to analyze the effects of government policy changes.
We were taught to always include the option of “doing nothing” in our analyses; after all, there’s no requirement that the government introduce a new policy or change an existing policy.
Doing nothing is always an option.
The same is true in your life.
If you’re thinking about making a major life change (or even a minor one), then one option you have is doing nothing.
You always have the option of staying on the path that you’re already on.
But let’s take a look at how that will probably turn out.
Because there is a cost to doing nothing, and it’s a pretty big cost.
If you’re like most people who are reading this, then your life isn’t too bad.
Granted, you may not have the life that you really, truly want.
But you probably have a place to live, food to eat, some decent creature comforts, a job that pays that bills, etc.
Your life could be a lot worse, couldn’t it?
Except…couldn’t it also be better?
A lot better?
- Instead of trudging off to work, trudging off to a job that you hate or barely tolerate, couldn’t you be spending that time doing something that you’re truly passionate about, something that resonates with your heart and soul?
- Instead of living your life for other people, sacrificing what you truly want in life, couldn’t you be living the life that you want, a life that’s true to who you are?
- Instead of feeling that you’re wasting your life, doing things that don’t truly matter to you, couldn’t you be living a life that DOES matter to you and that makes a difference in the world?
This, then, is the true cost of doing nothing.
You wait around, hoping that someday things will get better, hoping that somehow you’ll you magically figure things out.
And try to convince yourself that the life you currently have isn’t that bad.
All the while, living a life that’s NOT true to who you are.
Instead of taking action, instead of taking some risks.
And in the process, you lose your life.
Your one, wild and precious life.
Basically, the most important thing that you have.
And honestly, the only thing that you really, truly have.
Look, I get it. You’re afraid, afraid to make a change. Or maybe you’re not sure what you want in life.
But either way you have to start somewhere.
You have to start by finding your life purpose.
A great purpose.
And then build a life that is infused with that great purpose.
If you’re ready to get started, then check out the 10 Powerful Questions for Discovering Your Life Purpose!