3 Choice Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 129)
“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
— Theodore Roosevelt
Deliberation can be both a curse and a blessing. To make progress, one must take time to pray, think, and plan. But the time to do that is always limited. The other half of making progress is taking action. Nothing is more common than action not backed by careful thinking and planning. A plan without action is worthless. Action without a plan is a disaster.
Here are three more signs you’re moving forward in life even if you don’t feel it:
1. When you stop being indecisive about what you want in life. If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never get it. If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there. If you never decide where you want to be, you’ll always be in the same place. You know you’re moving forward when you’ve begun making decisions about what you want and developed discipline to get there.
2. When you spend less time procrastinating and more time pursuing your goals. The very best time to do anything is now. Not later. You’ve realized that if you do what you should do now, you will be able to do what you want to do later. If you don’t like the way things are now, you’ve discovered that you can do one of two things. You can either stay stuck, whine, and change nothing; or, you can grow up, accept responsibility, and change everything.
3. When you choose to do something. Moving in any direction is always better than standing still. You’ve realized that even when you don’t know where to go or how you’re going to get there or when you will arrive, you know you’ve got to keep moving. Success hinges upon your ability to make progress despite difficult, frustration, and situations beyond your control. Every day is an opportunity to choose to do something that will allow you to make a difference and enjoy life.
“Don’t stand shivering upon the bank; plunge in at once, and have it over.”
— Sam Slick