The Most Difficult Thing: The Decision to Act

The Decision to ActThe Decision to Act

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward. – Amelia Earhart


This quote by Amelia, the pioneering aviator, reminded me of my own years of flying.

During that same period of time, I also got a chance to do a fire walk.

In preparation for the fire walk, we discussed what the process is about: putting your goals and dreams on the other side of the fire, and deciding to do what it takes to get to them. Including walking through fire. And you know what? It worked. I stood at the edge of that bed of coals for about five minutes. Until something in me shifted and I KNEW I could do this. And I did.

A few days later, thinking over that experience, I realized that every time I flew, I was experiencing the equivalent moment.

The moment when I was sitting at the end of the runway, just before I pushed the throttle full ahead to take off. The moment of decision and absolute commitment.

The moment of deciding to fly.

The moment of deciding to step out onto those coals. To do what it takes to get there.

This quote from Amelia makes me realize once again that every moment contains its own firewalk, its own decision and commitment.

Go or no go? Act, or not act?

Will this be the year?

If you're ready to do what it takes to arrive at this date next year – New Year's Eve,  2013, feeling like you pushed that throttle forward and flew, let's talk.

I'd love to help you soar. I'd love to help with the The Decision to Act. 


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