Hey babes!! Today we're going to be talking about taking your life in the direction you want it to be going and how to make better decisions! I'm really excited about this post, so let's get into it!!
So I know I talk about it all the time, but I really love Andy Stanley's show, Your Move. By the way, did I tell you guys I saw him speak live? He spoke for a little bit at a concert for the high school church group I go to and it was AMAZING. It was so cool. Anyways, I watched the series a while ago, but it's stuck with me for a really long time. In one of the videos in the series, Andy Stanley said, "live a story worth telling."
WOW. Guys, are you seeing what I'm seeing? That is so powerful. If you're just looking at your screen wondering what the heck is so great about that statement, don't worry because I'm going to explain it to you. First, we have to think about what we want to tell our kids or our grandkids about our lives. What is the story you want to be telling them? How do you want them to feel when you tell stories about the good old days? Think about that and get that story in your head.
Now ask yourself, "am I writing that story right now?" Are you? I bet a lot of us aren't writing the exact story we want to be telling. For some we might have kind of a boring story. I know I definitely have a lot days that are telling a pretty boring story. You know those days where you watch 17 episodes of Friends in one day (yes, this did happen)? Those days. Sure, it's fine to have some of those days, but is that really the story you want to tell? Is that really the life you want to be living?
The point of this is to start thinking big picture. What kinds of things do you want to be doing everyday that will contribute to the story of your life? Start doing them!! Now!! It's time for a new chapter in your life story, and you better make this chapter the best one yet. Start living the story you want to be telling.
So how does this lead to better decisions? For one, it's going to be easier to make decisions. Do you ever find yourself trying to make a decision but you just can't? This is going to help. Focus on the BIG PICTURE. Think about how the different sides of each decision would play into your life story, and pick the one that best matches the story you want to be writing. It's really a lot easier to figure out what you want short term when you see how it plays into the long term.
You're also going to start making better decisions. I bet we all have parts of our story that we want to keep hidden. That's just life. We make mistakes. But we don't want to keep our whole story hidden. If we spend our whole lives not thinking about the story we want to tell, our story is going to be really short because we'll be trying to hide everything. High school is a really difficult time for this. A ton of kids at my school don't make the smartest decisions. I wish everyone who makes those sorts of decisions would think big picture in regards to those decisions. Do they really want to tell their kids the stories of how hard they partied every weekend? I would guess that they probably don't, but they're not me so I can't really say. Try to live your life to the fullest, with no regrets. We'll all make mistakes, but we want to tell our stories as fully as possible, without hiding anything.
So think about what you want to be telling people about your life in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years. Are you writing the story you want to be telling? If not, it's never too late for a plot twist. Your past decisions don't define you or make you a certain person, so it's never too late to start writing a new type of story. Live your life, your story, your way!!
Thanks so much for reading!! See ya later! <3