Indecision is inefficient
With passion about an idea. And confidence in our ability to create it. It seems like nothing can stop us. Until...
...after making the climb. We look down.
And like a kid on a diving board - turn back.
5 years ago I was struck with a tremendous idea for a software product. A vision became clear. And I knew I had to build it.
Slowly I would chip away at this; working towards making the vision a reality.
Yet progress became stunted. There was a flaw. At the time I did not know this. Had I known, a correction could have been made - and the product may have very well been available for you today.
The critical flaw was this: indecision.
We often reach a point in our lives - perhaps without even knowing it - in whereby we have an opportunity to proceed to do something great. But that something which requires us to dive in.
And by dive, I mean specifically: to forget about every other obstacle, opportunity; distraction. To not look back. And to execute with everything you got.
Sure, there may be other opportunities worthy of exploration; other 'low hanging fruit' so to speak. But without a real sense of urgency backing your idea; without an unwavering commitment to proceeding with that idea exclusively - you will too easily become distracted. Your 'confidence tank' will soon run dry. And that initial excitement; your key momentum driver - will fade away. Before you know it, you'll be wishing instead of doing. Unconsciously turning back.
My wish for you is that you do not make the same mistake I did. Don't delay your career by half a decade. Because trust me: climbing back up the ladder again is even more difficult than you can imagine...
Indecision becomes a vulnerability that welcomes an on-pouring of obstacles that will pile in the way. Hindering your freedom to even choose a path, let alone to make a dive. Suddenly the greatest challenge becomes not how to make an idea happen - but how to return to where you once were; with options and in a position to proceed.
Years later, after painstakingly reaching back up - I am getting closer. I can feel the steps beneath me now. And this time - when I get to the top: I'll be ready to make the dive of my life.
Whatever your journey - proceed with certainty. And when you get to the top.
Note: photography used with permission from Forest MacCormack