Friday, 31 May 2013
The Moment Of Choice
It's not the moments when you're amazing and seen to be amazing that you decide where your life will go.
It's not when you're standing on a stage, nailing a performance, or putting the finishing touches to your masterpiece, or laughing off a wonderful compliment from an adoring fan.
It's when you're on your own, and nothing makes sense, and everyone you know is looking at you with contempt and ridiculing you, and all the reasons why you ever thought you could do anything of value sound hollow and pointless even to you.
When you're on your knees, in the dark, and it hurts, and every part of you is screaming out, stop, give up, lower your expectations, accept a reduced future, fall back in line, stay with the crowd.
When your mind is giving you all the excuses you ever need to never hope for better, to abandon a better future and settle for a safe one.
That's the moment you decide where your life will go.
One more step. That's the decision.