Culminate: (v) to end or arrive at a final stage
Many folks do not get to see how their actions culminate, because they get caught up in the muddle of the middle or the slump of the start.
Is it possible that we’re so afraid of losing that we don’t persevere?
Or do we quit because we get more excited with the energy of starting up?
Do we fail to get started because talking a good game is exhilarating, but responding to the alarm clock is quite difficult?
Yet if you were able to pinpoint one of the major problem areas in society—government, entertainment, education, business or religion…
You would have to say that nothing ever seems to cross the finish line.
Fascinating to me is that everything that does not culminate by coming to a righteous conclusion instead culminates with an excuse. And of course, once we learn to make excuses, we develop a need to embellish. (And embellishing is just another way of setting out to lie.)
So absent fruit born from the seed of our notion, we must quickly provide a story to explain the source for the failure or exaggerate any success.
How courageous do you have to be to line up all your ducks, and without fear, let them go?
What is the source of the anxiety that prevents us from such an action?
Maybe it’s because we believe nothing is ever what it’s “quacked up to be.”