It was Nelson Mandela who said, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” I think of this quote often– usually when I’m in a midst of a personal struggle or faced with a difficult decision that doesn’t guarantee a desired result.
It can be easy, during times of uncertainty, to fall into the trap of letting our fears dictate our choices. Letting our worst-case scenarios pre-empt our hopes and desires. Squandering so much of our precious energy focusing on whatever it is we don’t want, that we end up missing the very important clues that what we do want has been hiding in plain sight all along.
That’s why I loved this podcast, and Emily P. Freeman’s personal account of her own struggle with choosing hope over fear. This is a short one (under 13 minutes) so it’s a great choice for anyone looking for inspiration on the go. It’s also a great listen for anyone who has a hard time making decisions, or wants to keep decision fatigue from ruling their lives.
From Emily P. Freeman’s website: Out of the thousands of decisions you make everyday, chances are a few of them threaten to keep you up at night. If you’re in a season of transition, waiting, general fogginess or if you’ve ever searched “how to make a decision” on the internet, listen in as best-selling author and host Emily P. Freeman helps create a little space for your soul to breathe so you can discern your next right thing in love.
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