Three frogs are sitting on a log.
One decides to jump.
How many are left?
The frog made a decision but took no action.
Ah, indeed there is a notable difference between deciding to do something and actuallydoing it.
In order to experience life, to live it, we need to act! And we either choose to let things happen to us; therefore, falling into the “victim” syndrome. Or make things happen, which is what I would call the “victory” syndrome! For me, I’ll take the latter.
It hasn’t always been, nor is it always that way for me though. Several of my other blog posts (How Steal is Made, Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying) stem from those somewhat dark, sketchy little places called uncertainty, fear and complacency.
What Will Happen?!
When you walk through the fire or at least face it (you won’t always have to walk through hopefully), you’ll be greeted with success on some level. In the profound words of Theodore Roosevelt, “In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” So think of it this way, if we choose the wrong thing, at least we come away with learning something from our error; all is not lost. However, inaction teaches us nothing, beside regret.
So Long Spirit.
Often, the cause of inaction is the fear of failure. But isn’t it better to try to do something and fail than to try to do nothing and succeed? Life is synonymous with advancement, so we must make many decisions and take many risks in order to grow, to advance. Making no decision or straddling the fence doesn’t protect us at all; it simply stunts our growth and withers our spirit a little more each day.
Easy or Angst?
So are you in a place where you’re deciding to make a decision? Does making decisions come easily for you? Does it cause you angst to even think about having to make a decision(s)? I’m genuinely interested in your thoughts and insight on this – thanks so much!
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. Aneurin Bevan