The element of control…why is it there? Everyone likes to be in control. Even when it seems that someone is out of control, the reasoning for their actions is for them to be in control.
Back to the chess game. Stalemate. Why? Because one has refused to move. Reasoning? The game or process is coming to a climax and the result will be evident: Success …or failure. Both of them are painful. The latter means rejection. The former means that the process will be encouraged again and the possibility of rejection will creep up again.
This stagnation is real with many. It is a gap that is hard to fill. The ability to risk rejection and succeed or fail is coveted but seemingly unreachable at times.
So what is the gap? If someone were raised without a father or a child of divorce, the fear is sometimes too real to bear. Taking the step into the unknown is stagnating… paralyzing…debilitating. Whether acceptance or rejection, there will be rejection at some point if the process is allowed to continue. So immobility is the choice.
It is the choice. The act of not choosing is still a choice, and immobility is choosing to fail.
And waiting until there is not any other choice but action? Is what? Still failure or a forced effort?
Many entrepreneurs have talked about some of their best work coming at the time when that effort is forced. Some of their greatest innovation coming to be when they had no other choice. But should someone put themselves in a detrimental situation every time they desire great innovation?
There is a better way; in fact, many better ways but that “effort” can be engineered rather than forced. Therein lies the immobility factor again, though. Some people will plan themselves to the grave.
More to come…