One of the biggest fears we are constantly coaching people around is the (often all-consuming) anxiety that they’ll screw themselves over. They’ll make the wrong choice, and in doing so, irrevocably mess up their life and create a ripple effect that lasts … forever.

This (as Marty McFly might have said) is heavy, man. And thankfully, it’s not true.





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What if you inherently believed that every choice you made was ultimately the right one?

Note that we didn’t say a “good” choice or the “best” choice.

Because we know that very often, we don’t make objectively “good” choices. And far from making the best choice … often, in the moment, we make the objectively worst choice we possibly could. But what if, regardless of our regret and how crappy the fallout looks at the time, that it was still the right choice?

What if it were physically impossible to screw yourself over? What if, regardless of the objective quality of your choice, you end up learning exactly what you need to learn? What if you meet someone important down that path? Or get introduced to a career choice you never would have thought of? Or learn SO much from having done the “wrong” thing that you basically earn a Master’s in what it looks like to do the right thing?

Because if this was your philosophy … your crippling fear about making the wrong choice would disappear.

{And for the record, this isn’t an excuse to keep making purposefully bad choices as a convenient justification for not changing or growing. “I can’t choose wrong” isn’t a crutch.}

When you deeply believe that you aren’t capable of making the wrong choice, you’ve infused freedom and purpose into every decision, regardless of how it turns out. And life becomes a lot more of an adventure.

And even when you’ve made the “wrong” choice … you’ve made the right one. We like those odds.

twitter-birdYou can’t choose wrong. #ClarityGems

How is this #ClarityGem sitting with you today? Leave us a comment on the blog to let us know!


Sometimes it’s just better to avoid long blog posts and cut straight to the point!

Think of #ClarityGems as your weekly shake of the good ‘ole Magic 8 Ball … you never know what might bubble up and how it might be exactly what you need to hear today.

And instead of just a beautiful, inspirational, and shareable image (which is a nice start), we’re giving you some quick thoughts about how to interpret it … because inspiration without action is pretty, but kind of anti-climatic.

Tweet it, share it on Instagram, or forward it along to someone who needs to hear it today … and tag us (@ClarityonFire) to let us know how this Gem is inspiring you!

Much Love,

Rachel + Kristen

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