Recently, parts of the eastern coast of the United States experienced an earthquake and endured the blows of a hurricane. (Thoughts and prayers goes out to those who were affected by either -or both- events). One of the things that I noticed was that, in lieu of these events, the urgency to brace for potential catastrophe was elevated as people rushed to grocery stores, hardware stores, and gas stations to load up on the necessary supplies for survival. It began to make me think that in many cases, all it takes is the fear of danger to spark a movement of action. Naturally, we are a being of comfort and tend to stay in such a state until something prompts us to act with a sense of urgency. That is the problem many of us face. We fail to recognize the true emergence of our stagnation until we are directly affected by some opposing entity. It runs deeper than sheer procrastination, but to the very core of our refusal to act. Why? Because it is not important until it becomes "important." We would rather continue to patch the leak instead of repairing the pipes, and when eventually the house floods, we put ourselves in the mode to act. The problem, in many instances, is that in times of emergency, it is already too late to act. The house is destroyed.
Sometimes, when waiting for disaster to occur in order to act, we miss out on the opportunity to prepare. We end up being left with the oft uttered phrase "should have." Moments will pass and the time to act will expire, and many times when the emergency strikes, it is already too late. Take heed of your situation, and recognize the potential severity in action that is provoked far too late. There is a saying that "if it ain't broke, why fix it," but there is a responsibility to keep it maintained.
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