We all like to think that there is a time in our life when it all makes sense. Maybe it’s just me…
Have you ever felt that? That everyone else around you has it all together and they know exactly what is going on. I will say that I have spent a good portion of my life as an over thinker.
What does that mean? It means that you analyze something to such a point that you can no longer take action because you have weighed all the possibilities and are now completely frozen. In the past I have heard that as inertia, an object at rest will stay at rest till a bigger force pushes it into motion.
An interesting note, Colonel Sanders didn’t create KFC till he was in his 70s. Sometimes when you are lost in the wilderness it takes a bit of time for you to find the path that leads out. Too often I think we find someone elses path and think that it is ours and then wonder why we keep getting lost again. In other words, we see other people who succeed and wonder why we are still where we are. The path out of the woods is a personal journey. You have to cut the path on your own.
I have started watching Failure Club recently. Morgan Spurlock asks a very important question “What would be the one thing you would change about your life if you could remove fear from your pursuit of happiness?” Thats a big question. There is a moment in the original movie “Dune” Paul Atreides is facing the Reverend Mother. In the inner dialogue you hear him say “fear is the mind killer.” Too often it is our fear that holds us back. It forces us to over think or even question the success of others.
What will it take to find that moment where everything clicks for you? I honestly don’t know. What I do know is, you will never find that moment if you do not look for it. Your best bet is to move, just move, because sometimes the hardest part is overcoming the inertia of being.
I will find a pint and ponder this…