Making a choice. Getting oneself started.Taking responsibility. Giving up other possibilities.
How many of us really master this art? Personally, I prefer to have the choice although I don’t
like choosing. I have come to understand that it is part of my nature. I like being open to
possibilities, and I welcome original ideas. That is pretty good. But then in professional life
when you do not make clear choices, you could get overwhelmed, carried by the wind maybe
towards beautiful horizons, but often times far away from who you really are or who you want
We often want to do everything, without choosing, without setting any limits but the result is
that we also develop the habit of not clearly positioning ourselves. At any given stage of your
life, you will identify with such a person who gets carried away sometimes to be reasonable,
sometimes guided by fear, sometimes mindful of the perception of others.
The worst choice
The worst choice you could possibly make would be to not choose! Once you step aside, you
get lost. There is no good or bad choice. The important is to make a choice for our choices
characterise and define us. Taking responsibility of a choice is a concrete action which tells
who we are or who we want to be and portrays admirable courage. A strong choice to, for
example, leave a job that no longer suits us to start a project which counts for us is neither a
good nor a bad choice. Nevertheless, it is a reflection of our innermost motivations, what we
really are after. Whatever the reason, people around us will get to better understand what
gets to motivate our choices and who we are. They will give us the recognition.
A choice that is made consciously and taken responsibility of can only bring self-esteem and
never any regret, whatever the outcome. In a like manner, somebody who is motivated
enough to voluntarily decide to remain in a difficult situation makes a choice which is equally
admirable. What is not admirable, however, is to bear a situation as if there were no choice.
There is always a choice! But then, what we often times lack is the courage to take
responsibility of the implications of our choices and the profound aspirations they translate.
INNERSHIP was born of a strong choice and incarnates the capacity to get into motion from
a profound aspiration.
These passionate moments are those we remember in a lifetime!
Caroline Jost @iNNERSHiP