Leap of Faith from Flickr user Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen's colleague Ahmed (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Leap of Faith from Flickr user Peter Kirkeskov Rasmussen’s colleague Ahmed (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

This post isn’t so much about me, as most of my Moxie posts are. It’s about people in general. All of you folks out there. This is my encouragement to you today.

I’ve seen a meme floating around recently of a hand clinging to a barbed wire fence, gripping it tenaciously, with words to the effect of, “Don’t cling to a mistake just because you took a long time making it.”

That. All day, that. Unless you believe in reincarnation, no matter your beliefs, we only get one chance at this world. Once you realize you’ve made a mistake in your choices, be it a job path, a city to live in, a relationship, or even a hair color, make a change. If you’re sure your choice was a bad one for you, don’t be afraid to change direction in the middle of it all. No crisis required. You still have a lot of life to live. Make the most of it. Be happy. You deserve that. Yes, you.

This kind of self-realization often shows up around mid-life. People call it a mid-life crisis, but it’s about evaluating where you are and figuring out if that’s also where you still want to be. Hopefully your choices from earlier will carry you through to the end. But if they no longer fit, make some new goals. Find some new dreams. It’s a great time to start a new chapter in your life. There are so many books on the subject, and I want to read them all.

That’s it. Have a great weekend. Be the leading lady, gentleman, or person of your own life. You’ve got this.