Make the decision to go for it!
We’d been putting off making a decision for months. There was always something – an excuse, a reason or a hesitation that was stopping us from going. But when we finally made the decision to go, something incredible happened.
Following a year of travel we temporarily based ourself in Melbourne to earn a bit more money and out of convenience, even though we had decided we wanted life to be more straight forward. We really wanted to live by the beach in a smaller place with more of a community feel, where people knew each other by name and where the pace of live was slower than in a big city. Believe it or not we had even found the place we were attracted to 7 months earlier, on a road trip down the Eastern coast of Australia
The act of making the decision is more important than what you actually decide.”
– Nick Condon
After months in Melbourne without making a decision one day we just decided we were going to jump in the car. We set the date and arranged with friends up north to stay with them for a couple of days when we arrived. Beyond that, we had nothing organised, no jobs, nowhere to live. There was a part of me that was slightly anxious and a bigger part of me that loved the adventure involved. Literally 2 days before we left Melbourne it happened – we received an email from a friend saying her mother who lives up north was leaving the country for four weeks and was looking for house sitters. Two weeks into this house sitting job my partner was offered a job over a casual coffee meeting and a week before our house sitting stint ended we found ourselves a great little apartment two blocks from the beach. My part time job followed quickly after that….
Now I’m not here to tell you that there is something magical happening in the background. Maybe there is or maybe there’s not. My point is this, there is power in making a decision. Not just sitting on the fence or saying to yourself ‘this is what I’d like to do if I could’ but actually making the decision to go for it. Because when you make a decision, you find a way to make it happen and so begins the adventure.
Have you put off a decision before? Leave a comment below and share what the decision and what happened after you made it.