Somewhere out there, there’s someone who really wanted to do some extraordinary things with their life.
They promised themselves they’d do it.
They even shared it with some people close to them, too.
But… they never did.
They put it off. Rationalized why ‘today’ wasn’t the right day, and told themself “tomorrow.”
Then, tomorrow came and became yesterday.
This happened several times, again and again.
One day, years later, something very unexpected happened. Someone dear to them suddenly left. And it dawned on them—it had been ten thousand yesterdays.
For this person, that wasn’t the most tragic part. What made this person feel hopeless inside was that the voice that kept telling them to ‘do it’ gave up somewhere along the way.
That was the source of the emptiness inside.
Before, it used to tell this person that they were better than this. Capable of more. Worthy of more.
But this person drowned out that voice—found a reason not to listen, every time.
They were always good reasons, too…
Now, it didn’t matter because that the voice was gone and this person felt dead inside.
If there was ever a time to feel unworthy, this was it.
What could be done? Without the voice to guide this person, they just have to… settle.
That word, ‘settle’ …it’s synonymous with ‘conform’.
That’s what we do when we think we’re not good enough.
We blend in. Play it safe.
We look around at what others are doing, and we do that, too.
That’s what this person did their whole life up until that point.
They had all the talent in the world, but they just couldn’t bring themself to do the right thing.
The series of choices they made went on to shape this hopeless future they now lived in.
That voice inside knew this could happen. It always spoke with knowingness.
It wanted the best for them, even if it didn’t seem that way at times.
It believed in them.
But, what did they do?
They disobeyed it. They thought they knew better.
Time and time again, they just ended up getting in their own way.
The day they decided to end the delay.
The person thought to themself, if the voice was no longer here to stay, they’d just find their own way.
And in that exact moment of acceptance, back came the voice, speaking with presence.
All the person needed to do now… was surrender.
“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”
— Tony Robbins