Let me decide III

Recall: My theory of crossroads is that a man or woman at a crossroad can only choose one of 7 decisions available to him or her. He/she can either choose to go forward or retract backwards; move up or down; drift left or right; or be stagnant at the same position.

I believe the most disastrous decision a man can ever make in life is to stand put in one position, scared stiff, afraid of making a move. I know we are all humans and because of our nature, the things we cannot see tend to limit us. And one of such things is the future. As a result, we are very careful with the moves we make, ensuring we are not victims of the risks we take in life. The truth however is even choosing to stay put and not take any risk is the riskiest decision one can ever make. Have you heard the story of the wolf and the cat?

The cat had seen the wolf from afar off and had all the time in the world to run and hide. Rather he chose to dig a hole where he was standing and buried himself underneath. Unknown to him, he had just made things very easy for the wolf. The wolf noticed the ruffled ground and decided to sniff on it. He immediately noticed the cat and ate him without hesitation!

Hear this "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King Jr.

In any of life's cross road, stagnancy should never be an excuse. It is important to always be on the move. Truth is, if you refuse to move from where you are, you would soon be trampled over by others on the journey. No one makes it by standing on the same spot. People make it whenever they decide to make a move. Success is often measured by how far and well one can travel when one makes a move and not for how long one is able to stand on a spot.

I beseech you therefore beloved, don't you stop wherever you are. Don't you quit when you still so much ground to cover. Champions are those who start from the starting line, make a move and cross the finish line. In the race of life, you don't have to be a sprinter, you don't have to be the fastest runner; all you need do is to keep moving. Like in the words of Martin Luther King, whether crawling is what you can do, perhaps its walking, just ensure you are not on the same spot at every time interval. If you are found at the same spot where you were last year, this year, then my friend, you are not making progress. Progress is what defines success not stagnancy. Be found on the move, not standing put. You are a winner!

- Le Dynamique Professeur

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14 Responses to “Let me decide III”

  1. Stagnancy stinks. If we stay in the same position for too long, then we begin to stink and lose relevance cos a lot of things will pass us by.

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  2.  Thanks Jay. Very very risky. May we not be found digging our own graves like the cat.

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  3.  I agree with Daddy o Sisi Yemi. It is a serious killer disease! Thanks Sis.

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  4. I wouldn't agree the cat should dig deeper; but well the cat could have continue digging but that would mean burying itself. haha.  Thanks Sis.

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  5. Reminds of Nike's motto - Just do it :)

    Digging a hole maynot have been a bad choice. after all its still movement - underground. The only thing is the cat should have dug deeper.

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  6. An interesting read... apt for the Nigerian youth, we make too many excuses!

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  7. "if you refuse to move from where you are, you would soon be trampled over by others on the journey" That really caught my attention as we are all in a journey and if one aint moving they will will steped on eating like the cat left behind

    My dad love to say "stagnation is a disease"... in some situation it kills slowly and in others rapidly

    Thanks for sharing this. God bless!

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  8. Stagnancy is very risky. I completely agree.

    I love this---> "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." -Martin Luther King Jr."

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