I loved reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. It’s the story of Nora whose life is going from bad to worse. Then at the stroke of midnight on her last day on earth she finds herself transported to a library. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived.
I loved the concept. And of course it raises the question: with infinite choices, what is the best way to live?
We have so many futures. Yes, futures, not future. Think of it. Every decision we make leads us toward a certain direction. It provokes something else. Which leads to the next thing.
This brings me to the importance of making conscious choices. Choices in line with who we are, what we value, what we want to create in life. Checking in with who we are, the being, to then act accordingly, the doing. Being designs the doing.
Feed the future you prefer. That future which, when you think of it, energizes and excites you and gets you that sense of fulfilment.
I visualise a preferred future. Will it become MY future? Maybe. Maybe not. But the chance that it actually becomes mine is higher if I make those conscious choices and take those small steps. So I rather have my future in mind and work towards it, than not.
When we make choices, experiment, take chances, fail, succeed, we create from life. We don’t just get through life!
What choice do you want to make today?