Flotsam and Jetsam

What does it really mean to leave the shallow end of the pool and head towards the ocean? (See last week.)

What are the implications? The costs? The sacrifices that need to be made? The fears that need to be overcome? The prejudices that have to be erased? The planning that needs to get done? You get the point……

What are your choices? You can simply float with the tide and become a part of the flotsam and jetsam. You can swim out and hope for the best. You can build a raft or use a surf board and be at the mercy of the waves and current. Or, you can get a boat, navigate a plan and be the master of your destiny.

In all cases you get out of the shallows—but at what cost and with what goal in mind.

It seems to me that we expend the same amount of energy in each scenario, in different ways (maybe).but we still expend, and again I ask at what cost for the outcome?

Think on this:

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James Thurber

See where I’m heading?

To get out of the shallows we can float or we can sail. One has the risk of failure the other just takes you along for the ride. Both might get you there…but then what?

Your thoughts???

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