I was re-reading one of my FAVORITE books the other day called "Patton on Leadership." This book talks about Patton's military strategies and how they translate to success in your life.
One of my favorite passages is called "Keep Moving."
Patton's quote says "When you dig a fox hole, you dig your grave!"
I like this quote because it reminds me to keep progressing and stop waiting for the perfect time to do or accomplish something. Digging a fox hole is like digging your own grave. Wow...that's food for thought!
Patton goes on to describe how the winning attitude is one of movement and progress, not digging in and just holding your ground. Defensive postures are illusions both in war and in daily life. While digging in may make you feel safe - you have in all reality transformed yourself into a stationary target. Action is preferable to inaction. Remember...the journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step. I did not run 26.2 miles in a marathon - I ran 1 mile 26.2 times - same result - better psychology! And then repeated it 5 times.
So I ask you to ponder the questions: Am I digging a daily foxhole and deluding myself into believing I'm playing it safe? Or am I taking immediate decisive action EVERYDAY that's bringing me closer to my dreams and goals.
If you want to pick up a copy of "Patton on Leadership" - and I highly suggest you do - click here.