"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
Isn't it great?! A wordier, clever way of stating the Nike, Inc., trademark slogan, "Just Do It".
I've done my share of sitting around waiting for something to happen. My reason - ok, excuse - that it's not done isn't because I don't know what action to take. Nope, getting that far is the easy part. What I'm waiting on is to be REALLY convinced that I've checked out every angle of this whatever I should or shouldn't do. A convince myself to convince myself circumstance. I'll argue, (silently, thank you), until I'm sick of circling the issue and then finally shout,
Thinking Time Over! Decision Determined!
Make It Happen!
I don't collect cute phrases or adages or inspirational artwork but I have a couple quotes besides the Will Rogers one that I occasionally take out of mental storage. Good ones for when I've worried a decision-to-be-made to death. They are:
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player
"A goal is a dream with a deadline."
Napoleon Hill, American author
Love that one. Could be an appendage to Possibility....
Once I finally move off those train tracks and head in the right direction, there's no stopping me!
Cozy dining on an Amtrack train - a journey through the Rockies
"The first step is one on which depends the rest."
Voltaire (1694-1778), French writer.
Any favorite sayings or quotes that help guide you when making challenging decisions?