It’s hard to be your best in a spontaneous moment. We aren’t always thinking about our performance on life’s stage. We are thinking of survival in the moment. We do not think of how others may feel. We think of our immediate motivation.
Recently I have been watching a drama unfold, and mentally screaming “NOOOOOOOO!!!” ..to no avail. The hits just keep coming. It’s similar to how we “lost” poor Jon Snow at the end of Season 5. Alas, he’s but a character in a book, and of course on HBO. But these “actors” I’m referring to on life’s stage are facing inevitable conclusions, set in motion by their own hands. Like being on a train headed for a section where the track has been removed. The train WILL derail when it gets there. I think I would have had to exit prior to then if given the opportunity.
We always have the opportunity to make changes, but the opportunity must be seized. OPPORTUNITY DOESN’T KEEP KNOCKING! We may be players on a world stage, but we are designing many of the scenes years in advance. If you don’t like the scene you’re in, then it’s up to you to make the decisions and choices necessary to end up in a different scene. But the time to make that change is NOW.
Choices matter. They affect everyone around you. Don’t kid yourself. You are choosing the scenes of your life tomorrow, with the actions you take today.