And if it gets curly…

Courage. Nerve. Audacity.

I can safely say that the majority of us could always use an a few more ladlefuls of this in our soup.

I keep this one here below close to me and share this with you now :
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
– W. H. Murray in The Scottish Himalaya Expedition

Commitment has always had a heavy ring to it. Call it making a decision then because that???s simply what it is. What kills me is when you choose not to decide or worse still, leave it to be decided upon later. Later never arrives. Later is a lie. A lie to yourself that you will make a call on this at some other time, but unfixed, a time that never comes. How many of us leave the big decisions of our life, our career, our relationships to chance or to providence? How many of us are letting other people decide the course of our lives and who are letting others rule our emotions? How many of us, stand squarely in the middle of the bucket and call it?

Be brave. Be willing to make mistakes as it is the only way forward. Accept it as you would the turning of night into day. You don???t learn anything with the things you get right, you learn them when you get it wrong. But if you are so afraid to make a call on it, one way or another, if you are not willing to think through the issue now preferring to dwell on it at some unspecified time in the future that never arrives, you only do yourself injustice. In most of our small daily decisions, those decisions with no real impact, those decisions that do not go into the fabric of your life, then sure, why not. But for all the big important ones, it is bound to get curly. And if it’s going to get curly, I???d like to know I am in the driver???s seat.

So, make those decisions. And you will know the ones I mean. They are the ones that float to the front of your mind as you read this, and the ones you keep slipping under your pillow for another day, every night. Get into the driver???s seat. It is, after all, your life.

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