Once you act, you get more choices. Which is precisely what stops a lot of people from taking action in the first place.
Once the ball is rolling, you own it – at least to some degree. And once its yours, you start to care about it, even (especially) if it begins to roll off course. You help to get it back on the right track. You enlist help from others who, once they take that action, start to feel ownership as well.
You all work together to make progress, which is fun. Even when it’s hard. Even when it requires extra effort, creative thinking, or some drudgery to push through.
Success or failure is shared, and it comes with a meaningful lesson. Meaningful because it’s something you instigated, owned, and pushed yourself to learn. It’s a personal lesson, but one that can be abstracted and reapplied – the next time you act.
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