His Hesitation Changed History
Is it just me or are people more hesitant to make decisions today?
It seems that in our world of google, committees, and experts, no one wants to be on the hook of possibly making a wrong decision.
Everyday, countless people choose to do nothing to avoid making mistakes and being held accountable.
I kind of get it!
We have no shortage of 'Witch Hunts' unleashed on people who have been put in tough situations. They make a decision and do the best they can under the circumstance, but sometimes it doesn't work out like the brochure.
Cops, teachers, and other every day folks are often held liable for stepping up and trying to deal with tough overwhelming situations. Especially when it comes to conflict, things get dicey fast and there isn't always a picture perfect outcome.
Unfortunately, much of our society has been conditioned from an early age to surrender their self agency.
"You're not 'authorized' to make your own decisions... Let alone stand up or protect yourself!"
This conditioning builds a lot of things...
Stress, helplessness, victim thinking, anxiety, resentment, lack of resiliency, skewed perspective, reaction & priorities, depression and of course...
Now, this may not have been the case for Edwin Aldrin, but regardless, his hesitation changed history...
Edwin, was the pilot for the Apollo mission. He was working for the American Airforce. Moreover he had experience of space walking, which made him a great selection to be pilot the spacecraft.
Neil Armstrong worked for the American Navy. He was selected for his courage as co-pilot.
When the Apollo mission landed on moon, they received a command from NASA, “pilot first”.
But Aldarin was hesitant, “what will happen”, “will I get sucked in or will I burn out”, etc. The hesitation was not for hours, but few seconds.
In the meantime, NASA sent the next command, “co-pilot next”.
Within next second, Neil Armstrong put his foot on the moon & became part of world history.
World history was changed in 1 second… Though Aldarin had the qualification and talent, because of hesitation, he is not recognized by many people.
The world remembers only person who comes first…
This is a good example of how people lose out because of hesitation & fear. Whenever you see the moon, remember this, a moments hesitation can stop us from our greatest victory.
We all have great potential in us, the only thing that stops us from achieving what we are supposed to achieve is our hesitation, fear and shyness.
Many people are shy to stand up for themselves or others. Many don't ask, or hesitate to appreciate others.
If we fail to do the right things, we are more likely to do the wrong things.
It's Not Roadhouse...
Another one of Patrick Swayze's famous 'Dude' movies was Point Break. Swayze plays a guru surfer who lives life on the edge. He has many cool one liners, one quote in particular pays heed to our conversation:
"Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true."
What About Confidence?!
I guess you could just tell'em to 'Grow a Pair..."
But what would that really do?!
I think there's a better way...
We know that one of the things that can cut down hesitation is confidence and one of the ways to get confidence is experience. But how do you develop confidence and courageousness BEFORE you have direct experience?
Training, Inspiration & Mentorship
How confident are you when it comes to dealing with people?
How well can you communicate under pressure?
How are your de-escalation skills?
How about if it came to physically defending yourself or someone else?
Could you be better at it?
Most people feel they could use some more skills to know what to say and do when nice doesn't work.
Learning how to protect yourself emotionally, verbally and physically is only the beginning though.
Your training should help make you more confident in everything that you do. Help you to cultivate a better Life.
Learn how to deal with the conflicts around you AND inside of you. Believe it or not, they go hand in hand.
No matter if you are training or not.
Remember, you can't always run away from conflict and violence. Sometimes you have to deal with it.
And the more skill you have at it, the chances are the more confidence and less hesitation you'll have.
Being that's the case, here's something I'd like for you to check out & consider.
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