The loss inherent in every choice

When we choose something, it is so easy to only think about what we get from that choice. However, by choosing something, we are actually letting go of something else.

Oftentimes, I think the conflict with making such choices and accepting them comes from our inability to make peace with that loss inherent in the choice.

  1. What am I getting?
  2. What am I losing?
  3. Am I okay with losing this?
  4. Am I content with what I’m getting?

Perhaps we must then learn to look at the two sides of this and make peace with both of them to be fully happy with our choice.