Imagine training for months and then never actually showing up on race day. Would you consider giving 110% at every single practice, but refusing your coach when he instructs you to enter the game? Passionate preparation should bring forth new opportunities, but many of us stand at the precipice of success refusing to take a single step forward.
I can relate to the scenarios described above in many areas of my life. I read books written by experts, gather professional advice, listen to inspirational podcasts, and clearly identify my list of purposeful exercises. All of these actions masquerade as meaningful activities, but in actuality I perpetually stop short of the "doing". I am stuck in the gathering, practicing, rehearsing stage of my existence. Frustration sets in as I realize that I am accomplishing next to nothing.