The Best Advice
Don’t give advice but if you do, this is the best advice ever given. You can only start where you are. Not like the man who, when asked for directions to a distant large town said, “Well if I were going there, I wouldn’t start from here!” Here and now is the only place we ever have. We can’t start yesterday, even if that would have been the best option. And we cannot start tomorrow, because, “tomorrow never comes”, by the time we get there, it’s today and the here and now.
Use what you have? Do what you can? We all have different talents. What I can do, may be hard for you and what you can do may seem impossible to me. But we can all succeed in our own ways, by using what we have and can do.
What steps have you taken to start your journey or continue one already started?
If this quote doesn’t help, how about these?
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius
There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs – Zig Ziglar
You don’t have to see the whole staircase. just take the first step – Martin Luther King
Whatever your journey, whatever your speed and your method of progressing, each step in the right direction is a step to success, however you define it.
Sins Of Omission Or Commission?
Take control of your own life. If you want to do something, don’t wait to ask permission, do it and apologize afterwards if necessary. Provided it’s legal, ethical and moral, take responsibility for your own acts and decisions and take action. Of course, you suffer any consequences too but that’s what it means to be in control of your own life.
A sin of omission, means leaving something out, not doing it. If that’s because you didn’t “get permission”, ask yourself, who needs to give you permission? Does anyone? You’re an adult now, you don’t need to ask permission in many circumstances.
A sin of commission, is doing something that you didn’t gain permission to do. OK, in some circumstances that is wrong, you may have done something illegal, immoral or unethical but many sins of commission can be useful. While you did not get permission, you probably did not need it. And as an adult, you weighed up the risks and benefits and decided for yourself that one outweighed the other and that you were prepared for the consequences if anything went wrong.