And yet, they are, and everything we do is absolutely optional- everything. We choose to be accountable, or not to be. We choose our jobs. If we don't like them we can do something else. We feel as if our situations are so binding and sticky and permanent. We think we are indispensable everywhere we turn. And yet, in a moment, everything can change. A decision or an accident or a change of heart can alter our whole life's direction. What we do with our lives is up to us. We have far more freedom than we think.
So the next time we find ourselves complaining, let's remember how we got where we are, and if we don't like it, let's make the decision to change things around and begin immediately to set our desired changes in motion. It's nothing but fear that holds us back, and fear is more a shadow than a reality. It always appears bigger than it is. Forward momentum in the direction of our dreams will carry us forth. It's better to take a chance at living a life of authentic happiness than to settle for moaning and complaining through our days and pretending that we have no other options.
I stop complaining about the way things are and make changes where changes can be made. And if I can't change something I don't like, I accept it as it is, or walk away and don't look back.