A few months ago, I had written a newsletter aboutMaking tough Decisions. In it I had suggested that sometimes we go for the second best option. In the recent past I had to use that option myself.
A couple of months ago, I was asked by my ex-boss to join the company he currently works for. The job was easy, it was something I am good at and done before and money wasn't too bad and I had the time, since I worked only 3 hours a day.
As good as the offer seemed, I was stressed quiet a few days over this. Should I leave my independence and join the work force again? What about the time flexibility that I love? What about my afternoon nap? The time I get to spend with my husband?
On the other hand, I can be very successful in this project very quickly. The regular income would be comforting. Working with teams in an office is fun which I missed.
I wasn't convinced I should go back but I choose the second best option. I took up the offer, promising my Life Coach that I would leave if it was not making me happy or when I got pregnant and I wanted to stay home.
For the most part, I am able to follow my heart and do what I know feels right for me. But every now and then, I make decisions and choose the next best option.
Why do we consciously make a decision that we know is not the best one for our well being?
I think sometimes its just what you need. Its what makes us unique and interesting. Its what gives us our varied life experiences.
I am living my second best option and its not to bad.
You can never get it wrong, ever. It is very much possible to live your second best option and be perfectly satisfied with it. The trick is to align and look for blessings that come as a result of your choice.And when you do that, your second best option doesn't remain the second best. It becomes what you were meant to do.
I would love to hear from you and your stories about living the second best option and what you have created from that experience. Leave your comments here