I guess the classic phrase is, “He who hesitates is lost.”
I don’t know exactly what that means. Lost in what sense? I think it would be better stated, “He who hesitates is last.”
Probably the most useless attribute that you can press upon your children is caution.
Yes, I know we want them to be careful.
I know we live in a generation which now believes that bicycle riding requires helmets.
But by the same turn, there is very little in life offering a pocketful of surety.
Whether it’s pursuing a romantic relationship or praying for a miracle, there is a certain wild, abandoned faith that needs to be in place to give us an opportunity to end up as winners.
A calculated risk is fine as long as we don’t use too much time calculating and realize there still will be some risk.
In the same manner, a well-thought-out plan is noble if the “well-thought-out” doesn’t take up all the time which might have been used to enact the plan.
- Have I ever been blessed by balking?
- Have I ever received insight by waiting to be informed instead of seeking out confirmation?
As I sit here today, I must say no … and feel that if I take any more time considering it, I would just be balking.
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