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How to Stop Getting Paralyzed and Start Making Better Decisions

“I have three books I’d like to write, but I don’t know which one to start first.”

“I’d love to quit my job, but what would I do? I have so many passions.”

“I’ve always wanted to live on the beach, but I can’t decide exactly where.”

Thirty years from now, you will not remember what cereal you chose at the grocery store. You won’t recall whether you saw this movie or that one. What will matter is that you acted, that you made a contribution. That you decided to do something.

Fact is, most decisions aren’t life-changers. The universe doesn’t care what you have for breakfast, but chances are you will eat something.

And certainly, you’d be better off eating eggs than Pop Tarts, so it’s not to say that there aren’t such things as good decisions. It’s just that most of the time, you just need to decide. To do something. To act.

This is the very thing that most people are afraid of: making a choice. They waste time writing up plans and setting goals that never get actualized.

What’s better than planning

I’m not anti-planning; I just know that for me (and plenty of people I talk to), a lot of that stuff is just stalling. Hiding. Another way to stay stuck.

So what’s the solution? What’s the answer to this paralysis we sometimes feel? Just start.

Life is a journey, not a business plan. Quit trying to control things. Let go and live the story. [Tweet that]

What I’m trying to say is this: Where you’re going doesn’t matter as much as you think it does. Just go. More often than not, you just need to move in a direction, any direction.

As you build momentum, you can learn to steer.

Pick something

Your job is to take chances, not have all the answers. If this resonates with you — if it challenges the very fibers of your being — try any (or all) of the following today:

  • Go for a walk.
  • Take a run.
  • Sit outside without your smartphone or laptop.
  • Climb a tree.
  • Do something dangerous.
  • Fall down.
  • Scrape your knee.
  • Tell someone you love them.
  • Laugh even if you don’t feel like it.
  • Write the first paragraph of that book.
  • Deliver a speech to a stranger.
  • Fill out that application.
  • Ask that girl/guy out.

Sure, some of these things may seem silly, but the more you do them, the more alive you’ll feel. And that’s the secret of a fulfilled life.

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the direction.

If you don’t know what to do with your life — what book to write, what song to sing, what job to choose, which person you should ask out — try picking something. It’s not a fail-proof solution, but it ain’t a bad place to start.

Because the truth is once you start moving, you can always change direction.

How have you seen this to be true in your own life? Share in the comments.

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  • http://www.waynestiles.com/ Wayne Stiles

    Thanks for this great reminder, Jeff. I have thought this for years, and it’s great to hear you express it this way. As a person of faith, I believe that God guides our lives by redirecting our initiatives. Thanks for your good work, Jeff.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      I resonate with that, Wayne.

  • George McNeese

    This is true in my life. I hate when people ask me what I want to do with my life because I could not come up with an answer to satisfy them. I was so worried about being a people-pleaser that I was taking the joy out of my own life. It is only later in my life that I realized I don’t have to please anyone but me. I used to be afraid to tell people I am a writer. Now, I would shout it out if I could.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Yes! I LOVE that, George. Good for you (and for those who otherwise wouldn’t get to hear your words).

  • http://ReWritingDad.com/ Chad Miller

    “Quit trying to control things. Let go and live the story.” These two lines in particular resonated with me. I was recently told that I haven’t truly experienced success or fulfillment because I won’t get out of my own way and allow God work. I’m working on that control issue… maybe I’ll go climb a tree today!?

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Climb away, Chad! The weather is perfect here.

    • Robin Lawrimore

      Chad, that line stuck out as in bold print for me as well. We get one story, so let’s climb trees and take chances and make mistakes and enjoy success, and feel like we’ve lived. : )

  • Eileen

    Yes, very true in my own life. Too many directions or choices available to me will often paralyze me or overwhelm me. I’m moving next month and last week, I felt that way about packing up my house. I had no idea where to start. But, once you do start…you gain momentum and get into a rhythm. I even feel this way when I go to a restaurant with 10 pages of choices! Over the years, I’ve consciously tried not to get the same thing I always get when I put in this situation. It’s a small thing but it reminds me to try new things. And, you know what? I actually discover new things to like!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      I feel this way when I’m trying to CHOOSE a restaurant. It’s debilitating.

  • http://www.ryanhanley.com/ Ryan Hanley

    This is very true “As you build momentum, you can learn to steer.”

    I find that small goals that build upon your ultimate goal are the best way to go… Less planning more successes and one day you wake up doing what you love.

    Thanks

    Hanley

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      I like that, Ryan. Seems to be true for me, for the most part.

  • http://www.annepeterson.com/ Anne Peterson

    “Because the truth is once you start moving you can always change direction.” For me I needed to read that line. Too often I have gotten stuck because of NOT knowing which direction to move in first. Too afraid to make a mistake. Now I see things differently. Saying “yes,” to one direction doesn’t mean I am stuck on that path. There are always off ramps. Also, realizing I can do other things later when I’m done with the present project frees me up. It just means it’s a matter of time, instead of either or. Thanks for the great advice in this post, Jeff.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      That’s absolutely right, Anne.

  • Steve Cooper

    I don’t know, Jeff. Denial comforts many of us. Do we have to actually admit that we’re stuck? My life would have been described as fits and starts, not starts and finishes, but I agree you’re spot on. I made it over the hump when I got a coach, now I am one. Thanks for your work and your d couragement!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Love it, Steve. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.pauljolicoeur.com/ Paul Jolicoeur

    Man I love this post Jeff! Just start by starting. We sometimes get stuck in a rut and need to jerk the wheel and get out. Trying something new or doing something different today will put your mind into a new frame of reference.

    I did this last week. I having been thinking of an e-book I wanted to write for a while. So I decided to wake up every morning and write 200-500 words towards this book. So far, so good!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Awesome, Paul!

  • http://hiswonderfuldeeds.blogspot.com/ Debbie Crawford

    Yes, and if it doesn’t work out you can always pick something else.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Right, Debbie!

  • http://twitter.com/WillieshaMorris Williesha Morris

    For the record, I really hope I remember what movies I saw! That’s pretty important to me. :-) And it’s funny because last night my husband sat down and wrote out some goals, and I’m breaking them down into SMART goals.

    But the key in my research on it is not to feel guilty if we don’t accomplish all of them. We have been married 6 months, so I think a “to-do” list will help us stay disciplined. We are moving in a direction, though. I do believe it’s the right one. As always, amazing post.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      To be fair (and honest), I do, too. At least when the movies are good.

      • http://twitter.com/WillieshaMorris Williesha Morris

        Haha yeah, there will be the bad, forgettable ones :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/martha.bourlakas Martha Johnson Bourlakas

    Thanks so much for this post. i am in a state of writerly paralysis at the moment. Your words have given me strength to start. Anywhere.

  • http://www.reflectingalife.com/ Elle

    This is oh so true Jeff. As recovering procrastinator I can say with total conviction, that just taking that first step; that first baby step even, makes an enormous difference. It’s often fear that keeps us stuck. Fear that our choice is wrong…and I say so what…choose again. Fear that we’ll fail…another so what…fail your way to success. Fear that we’ll succeed…let it go and keep moving.

    Love Elle
    xoxo

  • Michael Sparks

    Thank you Jeff, you’re right on in regards to stepping up and taking risk. Our future is all based on our decisions we choose today.

  • tparker

    I’m working daily as many hours as I can, at least four to six on my book. It has been my dream to write my story for years but I was always worried about making sure I told the story in the right way with the right words. The starting and the perfectionism had me afraid to start. Now as I’ve been writing for two months, I find the direction of the story focusing the longer I write. I had an overview in mind but I had to write first. Just now I’m seeing the clear vision of how things are coming together. If I had never started in a direction, I would still be stuck. Thanks for the confirmation that these months of writing have not been in vain.

  • Robin Lawrimore

    This is so “on time” for me this morning, Jeff. Thanks! In the last week, I’ve discussed with my bosses that this job no longer fits me, but feels like an itchy sweater. And I am taking steps to launch out on my own (with God’s help) to do what I’ve always wanted and felt called / born / designed to do. I’m in the info gathering stage, meeting with people, but entirely believing that if I start moving the doors will open up and I will find that space was reserved for me. It will probably look different than I imagine, probably require more than I expect, but be the most fulfilling life I could have thought possible. Yeah. It’s time to take action. And with each step, I’m less afraid. Yay, God!

  • http://michellederusha.com/ Michelle DeRusha

    I always try to remember what Michael Hyatt said a while back: Just do the next thing. I do get paralyzed thinking of the big picture, but when I break it down to just taking the next stop, it doesn’t seem nearly as overwhelming.

    Thanks for the timely reminder, Jeff.

  • http://www.danerickson.net/ Dan Erickson

    I’m with you, Jeff. I’m a just do it kind of guy myself. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t put some thought into major decisions. As for writing, unlike many, I don’t write for long blocks of time, but keep a couple of projects going a little bit at a time. That way I don’t burn out and it gets done. I don;t worry about perfection, but I believe in quality and professionalism. As for the “beach house?” When I buy one I will consider things like location, price, size, and construction. A small, well-built house in the Port Townsend, WA area sounds pretty good.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tischd Deborah Tisch

    Just start. So simple yet so easy to bypass, to forget, to think that there has to be more complex things to do than just…start. I find this is a lesson I have to tell myself repeatedly. I have started (writing, creating, taking photos, etc.) and found that taking that first step is often just what it takes to move forward. It goes well, I get to where I wanted to be, and then settle back into the old routine.

    After I type this, I’m heading out the door for a walk, even if it’s raining. Just starting. Thanks, Jeff, for repeating this simple yet profound lesson.

  • Shubha

    This write up was such a timely one for me Jeff. Thanks a ton for the wonderful one. Many a times it happens, we will be aware of the things, how it works, but we actually forget them and get stuck up in the middle of chaos. That’s where reminders like this pick you up and push you through!

    “Once you gain the momentum, you can always change your direction” – That was an eyeopener Jeff. I will start over right today..right now :)

  • Sam Stella

    Jeff so true we must act. Reading your blog really brought back that I think I have stalled again. Back in 2006 I made a decision to act and to do things that I didn’t know the outcome. Some were scaring some seemed impossible. What is really cool is that all my actions taken that seemed scary or impossible made me grow as a person. I would not be who I am today without trusting in God and moving forward. But as mentioned I think I have stopped taking those action and continually think about all the bad that could happen. Today I’m going to start thinking about all the possibilities not the failures and step into things boldly again. Thanks for the post great spark that I needed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dricefreelancewriting Dawn-Renée Rice

    Thank you for sharing this Jeff! It’s exactly what I needed to read first thing this morning, and it spurred me to write a blog post about it. You can read it if you’re interested: http://livefreebefree.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/writing-paralyzed/. You’re an inspiration to me, as always and I appreciate your wisdom!

  • Kaye

    There is no such as thing as right or wrong decision, what is actually wrong is not making any decision or being indecisive.

  • http://deuceology.wordpress.com Larry Carter

    Thanks Jeff. Needed to hear this today.

  • Alice Workentin

    I remember one time having a discussion with our pastor’s wife about “how do you know if it’s God will to do XYZ?” Her reply, you don’t always know but just go for it, just do something – if God doesn’t want you to do X or Y or Z He will show you another way, turn you another direction. That was such wonderful advice for me…I still may be hesitant to try something new, unknown, scary but I still try, I take that first step and sometimes a second and even a third an sometimes after the first step I stop and evaluate and then take another step maybe not in the same way but it is still a step. Thanks for sharing from your heart.

  • http://www.kjtanner.com/ Kristina Tanner

    Sometimes I think the reason I get paralyzed is because the list of ‘things i must do’ is so darn long, not that that’s a valid excuse. It’s just another excuse. One thing I’ve found is that tackling just three of the things on the list can make a dent and make me feel less paralyzed, less helpless, because let’s face it, on every to-do list there are definitely things that MUST get done.

    Thanks for a great post.

  • http://twitter.com/garrisonwords Graham Garrison

    My wife and I recently did the certification training for CPR, and something they communicated over and over was — DO something. They said the worst thing you can do is nothing — any kind of CPR help, even if you forgot some of the steps or appropriate rhythm — was better than doing nothing. Obviously not advocating poor CPR training, but their insistence on being proactive really resonated. As Regi Campbell says, “You can’t steer a parked car.”

  • Judiy Guion

    I have a q

    great quote on the wall in front of my desk written by Dale Carnegie.

    “Inaction breeds doubt and fear.

    If you want to conquer fear,

    do not sit at home and think about it.

    Go out and get busy.”

    I read it every day and “go out and get busy”.

  • http://fantasyfic.wordpress.com/ Sandra Bell Kirchman

    What struck home with me in this post is: “Because the truth is once you start moving, you can always change direction.” I immediately flashed on to trying to turn the front wheels of my four-wheeler when it wasn’t in motion. Almost impossible! Once I ease the machine into movement, it was easy as jello (much easier than pie :)).

    This hopefully will help my paralysis and force me to stop looking to others (like my husband) to make my decisions for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peter.a.ann Peter Au Chiok Ann

    your subject on directions is very encouraging simple and true….. bravo

  • http://findingtheinspiring.com/ Angel @ Finding The Inspiring

    Have you been reading my diary? Seriously. This post could be an outline for the story of my life. And, just so you know, your words (these and others for the past however many months since I found your blog) have been giving me the necessary gumption to go do something. So I am. Baby steps of course, but at least I’m moving. Thank you, Jeff, for helping to push me in the right direction. :)

  • Dorci

    I wish it were that easy. For some I’m sure it is, or would be if they’d get off their keesters. Me, I look back on *clears throats* years of making decisions, of just moving…and I find myself in a place those decisions have taken me, and I don’t like it. If I should have turned right, I turned left. If I should have have looked up, I looked down. And now, here I am. Paralyzed for fear of moving in the wrong direction. Again. If I could only hop on the Tardis with Dr. What’s His Face and go back in time…

  • Lelia Chealey

    This is what I needed to read this morning. Coming off of an amazing month that motivated me to get to writing on my book, you post this. Thank you for not keeping what you know to yourself, for I have learned so much from you. I am a Goins student for sure. Thanks Jeff!

  • Claire

    Soooo good, Jeff :-) I procrastinated about writing for years and when I finally started I could have kicked myself for all that wasted time. Just doing something is the starting point to everything :-) Thanks for another great post!

  • rmwa

    I am a procrastinator (the 1st step is admitting that you have a problem). I am going to live everyday, one day at a time. The novel will never just write itself. And while I hope for the desk elves to clear my desk, there is no amount of fairy dust that will do what I need to do. Only I can make it happen. This is step one.

  • Chris Bridges

    I love this article. I have always wanted to own my own business but until I had my new husband’s support I was too paralyzed to take a chance and now I wish I had taken this chance years ago

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.blaylock.315 Mike Blaylock

    Yeah, lists and preparations are my excuse for never getting started. I’m a terrific planner and organizer. A starter? Not so much.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Guess what the perfect day or starting is? Today.

  • Maure

    This is very true. I’ve just recently made some decisions that are pretty big (at least for me, at 18). I’ve started actually writing all those books I never was able to before because of NaNoWriMo forcing me to just get started and go, even if some of them have been wrecks; I’ve chosen a job I want and am working to get it; and I’ve started getting out of the house and interacting with people more (I’ve been reclusive for a while).

    It’s scary, but it’s better than being stagnant.

  • Lisa

    I had to laugh when I saw the title of this post, for this is exactly where I am right now. I’m stuck on what my next story is going to be about, on what are the best steps to take on my novel, on whether or not I should build a website/facebook author page/blog, on how best to organize my volunteer activities…..ACK!

    Thanks for the motivation…part of the paralysis comes from not wanting to spend a lot of time doing something that I don’t know will be the BEST thing, but this is a good reminder that we will never know what will be the BEST thing, so I just need to get going and do SOMETHING!

    Off now to do ….well….something….

  • Carol Linn

    You are so right! For years I wanted to be a writer and pursue a writing career but always had a reason why I couldn’t start. Finally two years ago I decided that I was getting older and would eventually run out of time so I just jumped right in and started writing my first story. Now every day I wake up excited and ready to go, ever day is a new challenge and I love it. I just self-published my first ebook, The Sybilline Prophecy: Lavender’s Quest, and am working on book two of the series. My book is available on Amazon and others and I am so happy with my life.

  • http://www.mythinkingbox.com/ Terry Hadaway

    Great suggestions, Jeff. I’ve read several posts today about productivity. I think there are some things we can do to be better at what we must do so we can spend more time doing what we really want to do (http://wp.me/p36il6-4m).

  • http://www.buzzrabbit.com/ Joe Rubin

    I totally agree Jeff, sometimes it just takes a leap of faith to move forward. It’s not always easy, but the rewards always outweigh the initial discomfort.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      True, Joe, but I think “leap” is a misnomer. It can be as simple as a step.

      • http://www.buzzrabbit.com/ Joe Rubin

        Maybe your right, I tend to get over zealous sometimes, maybe I need to take a step back from the “Big Picture”, and break it up into smaller chunks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kirk.holt.3 Kirk Holt

    Poor choices can make you wiser. Thank God for the opportunity to learn.

  • Emily Reachingbeyondmyreach

    I really appreciate this article, Jeff. I launched my website last week and still feel overwhelming fear of failing. But, I am thankful for reminders from folks like you that each dream is full of steps. Launching was a big step with high hopes of reaching people beyond my reach with messages of encouragement founded in the truth of God’s word. I’m praying that God will continue to order my steps on the journey he has already prepared for my life. Thank you so much for the good word and for spurring others onto take steps…or even leaps of faith to fulfill the dreams that God has placed in their hearts for His glory.

  • Emma

    A few hours ago a friend and I wrote a list of things we plan to work on between May 1 and August 31. We sent our lists to each other to be accountable to each other. We did this to help break off fear in our lives concerning moving forward. I’m sure we will be successful because we are going to have to move forward in doing what we said.

  • Jannine

    I really enjoyed this post Jeff. I find that the more I read your posts, the more excited I get (and less afraid), to take that leap of faith and start “doing” more of the things I’ve always wanted to, but lacked the courage to do so. I love the final sentence of your post: “Because the truth is once you start moving, you can always change direction.”

  • Libby

    So, I scraped my knee like you said. It wasn’t actually that helpful. ;o)

    JK!! :o) I love this advice very much, and it is so true for me, too. I absolutely have to go ahead and do certain things before my mind realizes what I’m doing and tries to talk me out of it.

  • http://twitter.com/adoriot Alex Doriot

    Love the list of actions to take. I’ll try some of those myself today. I’ve also been encouraging my youth group to take action with their faith recently. These would make some good ones to recommend!

  • http://twitter.com/OneWayThoughts Ericson Ay Mires

    This post really resonates with who I am.

    I’ve wasted to much time planning to do things in my life and not acting on
    them. Paralyzing my actions with endless “what if this or that happens?
    Better research how to handle it first.”

    I was afraid of making a mistake.

    Rather then building up solid life experiences, I’ve replaced it with theory.
    But theory can only help us if we have the experiences to connect it
    with. Theory is useless without something to apply it to.

    Now I know better. If I make a mistake, then so be it. Failure has taught me more than planning and research ever has.

    • http://garymorland.com/ Gary Morland

      I am SO with all of that :)

  • http://www.mondayisgood.com/ Tom Dixon

    I think there is a fine line between planning and stalling – and just getting started is often the best route to go. I am a planner by nature, but can relate that some of the things I’ve tackled without a plan have had surprising results.

  • http://gracefulword.com/ Jim Hamlett

    Timely, Jeff. This kind of thinking is what we always try to instill in young pilots coming up through the ranks, especially with respect to weather. You can look at the current reports, forecast, and the radar summaries–i.e., you can have a plan–but when you actually get to the scene of the weather, you’re sometimes faced with having to make a decision you didn’t think you’d have to make.

    But it’s very important that you make one, especially when faced with a line of thunderstorms that weren’t there when you started. You can’t pull the plane over at the next cloud and think it through. Make the best decision you can with the information you have, then move in that direction. As you say, you can change directions if the one you chose isn’t working.

    So–here’s my decision: Earlier today I said to my wife, “I’m going to get up a couple of hours earlier tomorrow. I must get some writing done.”

    Gotta go to bed. See you in the morning.

  • mtgosnell

    Very good and true Jeff. I had wanted to blog for a few years now and didn’t have “the perfect plan.” Just over a month ago, I decided to Start and now pieces of the puzzle just seem to be coming to me as I do it.

  • http://twitter.com/DesireeNAllen Desiree Allen

    This speaks to me on so many levels but I know I can’t fully convey what I’m feeling right now. All I can say is THANK YOU. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Jackie

    Thank you again. I glance back at all the hard choices I have made; adopting, moving to Nigeria, moving back to CA after 6 years away, going back to school, continuing on with grad school, foster another teen, running a good marathon, running through the nearby vineyards, starting a flourishing home group plan, and now I think I should write…too. Together with your recent “one” post, I am going to continue to do for “one” or a few, I have 5 kids and a husband that deserves my respect and best. Writing a bit along the way. EnCOURAGEd by you and the clan here.

  • Maria Falvey

    “Your job is to take chances, not have all the answers.” This does resonate with me. Wonderful post, full of advice that’s not difficult to remember, but easily forgotten during the day-to-day.

  • http://twitter.com/atuaStephanieN Stéphanie Noël

    Recently I had a major break down because I had over-planned everything in my life. My time, my budget, my diet: everything was so tight that I felt prisonner of my own life. Now I’m steering more loosely and getting way much more done. Life is not a business plan; I’m trying to enjoy it more.

  • kentsanders

    Thanks, Jeff – great reminder. Those of us who are analytical, melancholy, detail-oriented people tend to plan our lives a little too much. :)

  • http://www.theconfidencelounge.com/ Aaron Morton

    I both agree and disagree on this one.

    I agree that people most definitely become paralysed by decisions and as a result find the closest decision on hand that is easy and familiar OR use planning as an excuse for saying they are doing something.

    I disagree with the notion that planning is stalling. Typically ideas/aspirations/intents/insights/brainwaves that make us warm and fuzzy inside initially appear in the brain in an abstract form. We get a sense of what the idea is about but its more the feeling associated with the idea that excites us rather than the idea. Planning is what makes it concrete and specific enough to get moving.

    What is more important IMO is the time gap between planning and acting; otherwise known as ‘speed of implementation’. A plan doesn’t have to be ‘war & peace’ just an outline and a clear first step, THEN get moving.

    Thanks

    Aaron Morton

  • http://www.fearlesseverything.com/ Jeff Thomson

    Yes. Exactly right. I always get stuck in planning, endless todo lists I never finish. Everyone tends to think that ideas are the hard part, when in reality there are millions ideas floating in our heads and around us waiting for us to grab them.

    Turning ideas, or plans, into real things is what is hard. People don’t notice this as often because they get hung up on the ideas part being hard. People dismiss hundreds of their own great ideas every day. It’s such a waste.

  • terry

    thanks Jeff. every time i see or hear from you, you’re always on point. it just really shows that you are where you need to be doing what you’re suppose to be doing. thanks for sharing you. have a great week ;)

  • Wail Mobarak

    its a good motivation Article

    Take Act , thank Jiff goins

  • http://KCProcter.com/ ThatGuyKC

    Reminds me of START by Jon Acuff. You may have heard of it. :)

    I “started moving” last weekend when I gave my first ever speech to a group of strangers. It was a small crowd, but the topic was increasing influence and leveraging social media.

    The experience was invigorating and I can’t wait to try again. Thank you for the encouragement and leading by example. Keep up the good work.

  • Chip

    Hey Jeff! I am about to publish my third blog post. This post is awesome! My first two post have been about procrastination. I want to use this post you did and relate it to planning for retirement. I am new to this. I am in MH’s Platform University, so I have created a link on my blog post to this blog post. When it gets published and you do not feel I did is correctly, please let me know.
    (I also would appreciate any other feedback!)
    TX! Chip

  • Lori Robinett

    WOW. This post really resonates with me. You described me to a T up there! Thanks for the push.

  • http://mickholt.com/ mickholt

    This is the basis for my blog. We cannot sit around waiting for God to tell us what to do with our lives. If you’re not already headed toward something “Pick A Direction and Go!” God does not – usually – put up any billboards.

    Thanks for the reminder Jeff.