2 weeks ago
I’m a natural follower. Waiting for someone else to take the lead is easy for me; stepping forward doesn’t come naturally.
The exception is when my oldest sibling self rises up and takes charge of whatever chaos or argument or situation is happening in front of me. Yet this is sometimes more reactionary than deliberate.
Following can get me into trouble when my mind is on autopilot and I’m not paying attention to where we’re going. For me, following often means going with the flow, not making waves, not making deliberate choices.
Sometimes breaking free of the passive patterns and doldrums in my life means I have to stop following - whether I’m following a church, a job, a budget, a life choice.
I have to work hard to stop and evaluate the flow of my life, but it’s always worth it. Following isn’t bad or wrong by itself. I just want following to be a choice, not a default.
Right now I’m investigating my financial decisions - I’ve been following a general flow I’ve established for myself over the past two years, but now that my big trip I over and paid for, it’s time to re-evaluate my financial priorities.
What are you following unintentionally? Is there a following situation in your life you’re choosing to pause and evaluate?
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