"When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that in itself is a choice."
-- William James
The statement above is aimed squarely at those people who have a dream but never seem to make the vision a reality.
We'll call these people the fence-sitters. Never really people to get in the way or sway the crowd, the fence-sitter ideally watches from, er...the top of the fence. They watch life pass by dreaming of a better place than the pointed slats of the white picket.
Choice is at the root of all things brilliant and all things malicious. The right choice or the wrong choice ends us up in the positions we are in. Not taking a choice or making a decision will yield a result. The fence-sitter rarely sees this point of view and never relates it to their dreams. By not taking a decisive action the results are painfully always the same. No results in the world today is , ironically, a result. You get nowhere if you don't move.
The more we understand that you will never get anything out if you don't put anything in, the more we are capable of seeing our goals fulfilled and dreams a reality.
Add integrity, experience and education to the mix and you can expect most choices to be strong. None of the other characteristics have a chance to be seen if we don't decide to be alive and do something. Anything.
So, the next time a tough test confronts you remember that not taking any action is in itself an action...and most often that indecisiveness is more deadly than a scared but taken action.