Head On

At some point in your life you may realize it’s best for you to meet life head-on. Waiting for things to happen can be a sure way to let someone else decide all the important things for you.

If you’re concerned about your own best case scenarios, you’ll make the important decisions yourself.

One interesting fact of life is that the greatest challenges also generate the most difficult decisions—and the most rewarding outcomes. This is not to say if you encourage challenges in your life you’ll have better rewards. For instance, someone who chops their own leg off may have made a difficult decision, but they maybe didn’t necessarily make the best decision.

Meeting life head-on doesn’t mean making idiotic (or psychotic) decisions, though it may mean being a bit bull-headed; “stubborn”, if you prefer the word.

To do this, you charge forward, hesitate less, make decisions within a few seconds, and seldom look back.

Determined is another word we might attach to someone who meets life head-on, because they act with determination. “Determined” is what we would call the person who exercises their ability to break through the stalling moments which might trip up or ensnare someone who is less than determined.

Course corrections are frequent when you make quick decisions and plow through life. Then again, who’s to say there are more or less requirements to change direction when you meet life head-on than when you don’t? The only thing that’s sure is that the person who meets life head-on will make the corrections faster. If life promises the same amount of learning for everyone, then the person who corrects their course faster will also get there faster.

Where is “there”?

It’s different for us all. It’s our goal. It’s our purpose. Why we make any decision at all, ever, will be because of what our goal is. If your goal is to find adventure, you’ll make decisions to take you toward adventure. If your goal is to only find adventure on the weekends, you’ll find something else to do on the weekdays. However, if you’re determined to find adventure on the weekends, you’ll be steering yourself toward it during the weekdays.

If your purpose is to make life better for others, but you’re not available most of the time, you’ll show your determination to help others when you free up some time.

Waiting for someone else to free up your time would be like expecting the bull to respect your personal space.

Don’t let it happen. Take life



Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at xenosthesia.com or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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