There’s absolutely nothing in the middle of the road other than yellow stripes and dead armadillos- “James High–tower. Too many people go through life not knowing what they want but feeling sure they don’t have it. Ironic right? Some are of the opinion that they would make it even when they know they haven’t got any gas or map for the road.
Herbert Proch-now said “There is a time when we must firmly choose the course which we will follow, or the relentless drift of events will make the decision for us.” Being decisive is essential for a successful life. If you deny yourself committment, what will you do with your life? Every accomplishment both great and small started with a decision.
Choices and not chances, determines destiny. You can’t get a hit with the bat on your shoulder. People are often like wheelbarrows, trailers or even canoes. They need to be pushed, pulled, or paddled. Many don’t have a mind of their own and rely on others for every decision. They are either moving other people to decision or they are moving them. This can be very frustrating and dangerous when the person making the decision is also lost.
Lack of decisiveness has caused more failures than lack of intelligence or ability. Maurice Witzer said, “You seldom get what you go after unless you know in advance what you want“. Indecision often gives an advantage to the other person because he did his thinking before hand. You hadly get anything done in the middle of the road. It’s either you’ve made the decision to get it at the beginning or at the end but not at the middle. Whatever we see at the middle of the road is determined by how much we prepared in the beginning.
I know there are times you prepare so hard at the beginning but in the middle you get lost, but not to worry you will find your way as long as you are determined and know what you want. It’s not what we have but what we use, not what we see but what we choose. For these are things that mar or bless our happiness at the end of the day.
Today I encourage you: don’t be a middle of the roader, because the middle of the road is the worst place to try to go forward. Decide on your dream. Don’t let anyone do that for you!