Wednesday, 29 July 2015
W. H. Murray said, "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness."
A seed sits in the soil until it germinates. A number of factors can affect the 'decision' to germinate: temperature, water, air. But it is still risky. What if there has been a warm spell but a frost is coming? What if there are too many other plants in the same area and the seedling will emerge in too much shade? What if an animal eats it? The seed has one chance, because it can't pull back once it starts to grow. And once it pushes out its root and the first couple of leaves, it has used up all its reserves. After that it needs the sun and water and carbon dioxide to survive.
There are plenty of 'what ifs' that can stop us from setting out, committing ourselves, taking a risk.
But sometimes you just have to be like the seed and go all out.