So I’m currently reading this book called Blink by Malcom Gladwell (good looking out Mike!). While I’m not entirely convinced, I did come to the realization that most – if not all of my life changing decisions were snap decisions. Choices I made when I felt as if … I had no choice.
I remember all the times I planned on quitting my last job. I planned, and planned, and planned until weeks turned into months, and months turned into seven years of being stagnant and unhappy. Then, all it took was The Lion King and waking up to a view of Downtown San Francisco for me to walk into my boss’s office and quit in five minutes.
The ironic part about this is I’m a planner. I like to take notes, and make checklists. I like to be in control of my life, which sounds about right for most people. I’m the motherfucking captain of this shit ya hear me? Except there are just certain waves and winds you can’t anticipate. And there are just certain things in life you can’t schedule or fit into an addendum. You end up waiting for the “right time,” when no time will ever be the right time. Instead, you just keep finding more and more excuses.
It’s a hard concept to embrace, because at such an early age we are taught that “haste makes waste.” Yet at the same time, we have the unfortunate ability to waste our life away waiting for things to happen instead of making them happen ourselves. I still have yet to finish the book Blink. I don’t know yet if I will, but what I do know is in the blink of an eye opportunities can pass you by.