Danger is in the distance


We all have experienced the phenomenon of how easy it is to stay in motion once we have started the motion, but if we stop the action, it is extremely difficult to get the action going again.

I refer to this as “danger is in the distance.” This concept applies to all aspects of my personal and business life. I know with tremendous certainty that the more time (distance) there is between what I should be doing and what I am not doing, the more difficult that endeavor becomes. Said differently, the longer one waits (distance), the more problematic it becomes to do the correct thing. In the end, it comes down to the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. We have a choice!

Nevertheless, I argue that we should never allow too much distance to come between us and our exercise, our diet, our customer service initiative, our self-improvement reading or whatever is most important to us. Let’s never forget that it is never the idea that creates success, it is the action! If we allow distance to grow, there is little doubt that the messenger of misery will pay us a visit.

Therefore, my motto is to never start stopping and never stop starting. Go ahead, read that again ... never start stopping and never stop starting. Think about it. It makes incredible sense. It is my experience that most peeps, including me, that have the passion for accomplishing something, we will find a way. However, if we do not, we will find an excuse. I will allow my friend, Confucius, to provide you with my final arguments on the importance of never stopping: “It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”