When we refuse to actively participate in our lives we wave the flag of surrender. When we are unwilling to get off the fence and make a decision we wither away. When refuse to take action we deny our right to grow and expand.
Every day that we do not take a conscious step toward the vision we have created is another day lost.
The original potential we each began this life with becomes harder to connect with the longer we let it sit and wait. When we do not tend to our purpose and vision it is as though a part of our selves begins to shrivel and atrophy. From this weakened state people become frustrated and angry. From this weakened state the vision feels out of reach and hope is lost.
Atrophy is not a given. Creating a life of joy and meaning requires putting skin in the game. The willingness to practice making decisions and practice taking action ensures growth and expansion.
Make a decision.
Take an action.
Assess the outcome of the decision and action.
Refine the next decision.
Tweak the next action.
These are the steps that an active, curious learner takes. These are the steps of purposeful engagement with life. These are the steps that give us "permission" to take wrong turns. The willingness to take these steps will separate those with a victim mentality and those who expect to succeed.
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing" ~ Theodore Roosevelt