Many times we become indecisive, frozen, or the litany of others we’ll use as fodder to justify whether we should move on a project or, make a decision.
Far too often we believe or internalize our thinking is justified. Or, rather unique to our times. In general terms not only is it not new – it’s probably as old as the first person to wonder if they should or, should not venture outside of the cave.
I was reminded of this when I read the following quote this morning:
“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us.
And, we suffer more often in apprehension than reality” – Seneca
Nearly 2000 years after he proposed that insight. We today still rationalize when we are gripped with indecision why for us “it’s different this time.” It’s not. The answer is still the same.
Most fears are both self proposed as well as imposed. Change your thoughts and you just might see opportunities where you once envisioned problems.
© 2013 Mark St.Cyr