Heather Yamada-Hosley

Program and project manager — Operations expert — Effective leader

You’re Not Trapped, You Have a Choice

Life is full of choices.  The every day decisions of what to eat, to buy, to wear, to do.  Then  there’s the decisions that guide your life’s path, what job to have, who to build relationships with, where to live.  With all these choices, there are still moments where you can feel like you don’t have a choice, that you’re trapped.   But you’re not.

Here’s an example of what I mean.  Let’s say you’re unhappy with your job.  You really want to move to another country and experience a different culture.  Of course you can’t do that, you have to stay and work so you have money to live, right?  Wrong. You have a choice.  You can stay unhappy or you can go after what you really want.  Sure, it’ll be difficult to pack everything up, scrape together enough money for a plane ticket, and start a new life somewhere foreign to you, but if you’re willing to endure all that then your dream is within your reach.  If you’re not willing to take that risk, then maybe you don’t really want that life.

Re-evaluate your goals in life and the choices you’re making to accomplish them.  After all: “What you do today is important, you are trading a day of your life for it.” -Unknown