The Cost Of Failing To Act

Have you ever found yourself hesitant about making a decision and/or taking action on an item, a plan, or even something you are thinking of saying to someone?  Of course you have.  It is called discernment and it is an excellent tool to utilize.  However, there is a huge difference between discernment and failure to launch.

Discernment is the ability to implement the use of your keen insight, make a judgement and move forward with it.  If there is no moving forward, why waste your time in discernment or evaluation?  We so often get caught up in worrying or debating the cost, mental, financial or physical, of a decision that we forget to calculate the cost of both failure to act and/or delay in action.  Missed opportunity is HUGE cost wise!

Is moving forward and action easy?  Not always and I get that.  I over scheduled myself this week, am planning a major life change, including a move, under a fairly short timeline. Did I wake up with a stomach ache this morning feeling overwhelmed?  Yes.  Did I use discernment to help kick my butt into high gear to tackle it all? Yes again.  Because the cost of not doing it (and not doing something is always an option) is much higher than getting on with it.

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