Do you remember my first blog? There I talk about making decisions and choices that create the path of our life, rather than following some pre-determined path.
The key to this type of creation of something from nothing is will. Will is cutting the knot of indecision. It is deciding that, from this point you are committed.
Do you remember the story of Alexander and the Gordian Knot? At a critical point Alexander’s armies came to a place where a gate with a legendary knot kept it shut. Folklore said that it had to be unraveled before Persia could be successfully invaded.
Alexander looked at this knot for a few seconds. He drew his sword and cut the knot. I am sure many thought what he did was blasphemous and that he should have tried to untie it. But Alexander saw clearly that the knot was a decision point. It wasn’t about methods or puzzles. And in that moment his will swept all before it.
Will is not rational. It is not a detailed reasoned process. It is a stand, a deciding that this junction separates the past and future. There is no communication between the past and future. Will has separated them irrevocably. Once will has determined the decision you have created a new person. You are changed.
If you don’t feel this sense of strength and certainty about your decisions I recommend you think about why and what you are doing. Will not only stiffens you backbone, it lets you soar.
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