Think of five frogs sitting on a log. One decides to jump off. How many are left? Five. Thinking of jumping and jumping are two different things.
Lots of people “decide” to do things, but they never do them.
Finding Forrester is a great movie. Sean Connery plays the part of a legendary writer who mentors a young man who has great potential as a writer. Connery tells Forrester to begin typing. He said, “Just type what comes to mind.”
The key to success is not planning, but doing.
A construction crew was putting a drain line in a building. A power cable was directly in the path of their work. Construction stopped while an electrician was called who declared that there was no electrical power to the cable.
The foreman asked, “Are you sure the power is dead to the cable and there is no danger?”
“Absolutely,” replied the electrician.
“Well then, you cut the line.”
After a pause, the electrician said, “I’m not that sure.”
Most of us don’t take action because we aren’t that sure. But there comes a time when you need to start typing, and a time to cut the cable.
There comes a time when you need to jump off the log. As the old prophet said, “Forget the old things. Behold, I am doing a new thing.”