You know what? I don’t blame you. I’m doing the same thing.
Sometimes we wait forever on taking that next action. You think it’ll just go away if we delay long enough, that someone else will decide for you.
You’re thinking that what you’ve got is better than the chance of screwing it up and losing everything. Don’t sell that stock. Don’t move for the job opportunity. It’s too much risk.
You’re thinking: What if I get it wrong?
And man, that question can paralyze you. It can leave you wondering what to do for a long time, refusing to do anything whatsoever, on the off chance that you may make a mistake.
Keep going like this and you’ve become a kind of agoraphobic about decisions– you stay in the status quo forever, thinking what you have is good enough. Hey, this job isn’t so bad, you don’t need to go look for something new.
You know what? It’s better to just decide.
To those who stalled came the paychecks, the stability, and you know, that’s actually pretty respectable. Nothing wrong with taking care of your family and living well.
But to those of us in history who dared went the spoils. Sometimes, they had a huge impact on the world, or even just on themselves. For every decision they made, they slowly made themselves into a leader– someone who could be counted on to act.
Hey, they screwed up too, sure– that’s in the nature of decisions– but they also grew and helped others achieve more. They sometimes did great things.
Maybe most importantly, they found out that they could. They realized that the flame, though it was only inside them, could light real fires. And these fires helped lead them (and others) in the darkness.
So you know what? Let’s all start deciding. Just a little. Ok?
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