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Your Inactions Have Consequences

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Do you ever sit and think about the things that you should have done but you never found the time to do?


If it’s something that you’ve really wanted to do, then I’m sure you’ve thought about it a million times. The what-ifs haunt your daily thoughts and the mystery of what could have been hanging in the loom.


There are consequences of actions and inactions. If you don’t go after your dreams, you’ll be stuck wondering what could have been instead of living your dreams.


Actions have consequences 


Newton’s Third law of motion, every action has an equal or opposite reaction, applies to your life just as much as it applies to the laws of physics. What you do or don’t do has consequences.


Look at it this way: if you do nothing, you’ll still have to pay something, so why not do exactly what you want and deal with those consequences instead? I’m sure they’ll be more pleasant to deal with since you’ll be doing it your way.


The more courage you have to take a chance on yourself and explore the path your goals and dreams take you on, the more ready you’ll be to face anything that challenges you.


With the full understanding that your place in this world is solely yours and no one can ever take it away from you, you begin the process of unlocking your true potential.


You have a purpose and it’s tailored specifically for you and no one else. Everything you do either brings you closer to fulfilling that purpose or farther from accomplishing the mission you agreed to before you came to earth.


We are free to choose our paths, but we can’t choose the consequences that come with them - Sean Covey


“We are free to choose our paths, but we can’t choose the consequences that come with them.” ― Sean Covey


How do you deal with the consequences of your actions?


There are toxic and non-toxic ways of dealing with the consequences of your actions or inactions. 


The toxic way is of course the easiest way. You could choose to ignore the consequences and pretend that they don’t exist which is never the best way.


Since ignoring the consequences of your actions creates new consequences that you’ll eventually have to deal with, you’ll be locked in an endless loop.


Choosing to deal with the problems that arise because of your actions will be the hardest route to take, but ignoring your problems never turn out to be any good in the long run.


Deal with your problems head-on and they will have no power over you.


Nip it in the bud.


Think of your goals and dreams


If you’ve done something terrible, no doubt, there will be terrible consequences but if you’ve done something great, you’ll reap the benefits that come with that.


Apply this way of thinking to your goals and dreams. If you’ve made senseless, un-thought-out plans then don’t expect to reap great benefits from your inabilities to create a detailed plan.


Take the necessary time that is needed to plan your goals and take your time when bringing those goals to life.


You are the only person solely responsible for how your life turns out so take the bull by the horns and forge your own path.


There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences - Robert G. Ingersoll


“There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences.” ― Robert G. Ingersoll


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Jody is a creative writer, artist, graphic designer, and a digital nomad who also helps people live more fulfilling lives by finding creative solutions to their personal growth and development problems and lifestyle challenges.

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