At what cost?

Have you ever found yourself in a position to gain?

Have you ever found yourself then doing an about-face from where you thought you stood on the issue?


I was.

You see I had a situation before me that I was really excited about. It presented positively but it was those whispers in the night that I kept coming back to.

It was an growth opportunity for me!! Or was it?

It was for the betterment of others!! Or was it … self serving? 

It was something I should really do!!  Or should I?

In the end, I chose my instincts over my ego.  I pulled out.  I disappointed others but I stayed true to me and slept well for the first time in days.

I don’t want to gain the whole world and lose my soul.

Thank you to my buddy, RichRipley, for introducing me to this powerful song.

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22 thoughts on “At what cost?

  1. Good for you, whatever it was!

    • Thank you; at the end of the day, I’ve learned it doesn’t matter what “it” is … what matters to me is how I deal with it 🙂
      Thanks, Linda, for your comments. Nice to see you today,

  2. Sounds like you know and trust yourself well. It can be hard to give merit to that inner voice sometimes. Glad you’re at peace with your decision.

  3. Thank you for letting me know that you’re at peace with what you were struggling with.

  4. Learning to listen to those voices can be the work of a lifetime. This is so encouraging ~ great example for all of us, and great relief for you!

    • Thank you, Adrienne. I’ve never regretted listening to my inner voice .. I’ve only regretted when I didn’t.
      Thanks for popping in to see me 🙂 MJ

  5. Decisions can sometimes be so difficult to make; sounds like you made the right one this time!

    • I agree. In this instance, I had already made the decision but ending up … changing my mind and going another direction.

      Cheers to you, Dianna!

  6. It’s so nice to be able to sleep well. Hugs!

  7. If there wasn’t a little something off, your inner voice would have had nothing to say except ‘go for it’! I’m sure you did the right thing – maybe not for the others but for you – and that’s all we can do. They’ll get over it.

    • … that’s it, Renee. I don’t care to let people down, especially after I’d committed … but I choose to do what feels right for me. Thanks! MJ

  8. These things can be tough. But I truly believe if you listen to your instincts, they will never steer you wrong. Eventually you’ll see how it was a good decision (if you haven’t yet).

    • I agree (they’ll never steer you wrong). I knew the minute I pulled back that it was 100% the right move for me. Thanks for your kind words of support; it helps 🙂 MJ

  9. Bravo MJ!
    I hear if we keep on listening and following through it only gets easier.
    Have a great day!

  10. Wonderful post! You know, Socrates, all those many years ago, said much the same thing, about listening to your inner voice. I have rarely met someone with the courage to do that, until now.

    • Thank you, John. The thing is that we all have an inner voice .. but most of it are not used to heeding it. It takes practice I’ve found. Cheers! MJ

  11. I thank you and your buddy Rich too. Sincerely, john

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