Life is full of in-between places. Between endings and beginnings. Between first day and last day. Between starting and finishing. Between falling asleep and waking. Between taking off and landing. Can you influence when and where you land? That depends on your worldview.
Taking the leap, rocketing out of the starting blocks puts you in motion. Trying to land too quickly, or stopping at the first milestone may prevent you from reaching your full potential. Trying too hard to control where you land, or where you go, may shut out the best options. But everything in our nature works against staying suspended in time and place. It’s not grounded. It’s not knowing. It’s free falling. It’s both exhiliarating and heart-stopping. It’s equally energizing and strength-sapping.
The trick is to stay suspended just long enough …
“Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?” Lao-Tzu, Tao-te-Ching