Don’t Hesitate To Hesitate


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Don’t Hesitate To Hesitate

He who hesitates is lost. “Swift and resolute action leads to success; self-doubt is a prelude to disaster. The proverb goes back to ‘Cato’ by English essayist and poet Joseph Addison. First attested in the United States in ‘The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table” by Oliver Wendell Holmes. “July 1, 1858″ A person who spends too much time deliberating about what to do loses the chance to act altogether.”

He who hesitates might miss out on many things in life but he may also have less acid reflux than most. Go full speed ahead without any hesitation, fear not. Walk into a brick wall. It seems to be that human nature makes you want to hesitate, when the unknown is right in front of you, but you can’t see it. Fear in the unseen. As humans in this new age, we need to take special care and find the dead center point between hesitate and not to hesitate, for our own darn good. We will set our individual dials to our own chosen point of hesitation. Hesitation hindsight is when you can kick yourself in the rear for hesitating.

Mae West was a movie actress born in 1893 she died in 1980. She had a different take than most people on ‘hesitate.’ She said, “He who hesitates is a damn fool.” She had many quotes.

“Marriage is a great institution but I’m not ready for an institution.”

“Between two evils I always pick the one I never tried before.”

“A hard man is good to find.”

“To error is human but it feels divine”

“It’s not the men in my life that count but the life in my men.”

“Is that a gun in your pocket or are you happy to see me.”

“When I’m good I’m very good when I’m bad I’m better.”

“A woman in love can’t be reasonable or she probably wouldn’t be in love.”

“I will try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.”

I hesitated to write this post, now I can see why, “DUMB”. It doesn’t make much sense. I guess I feel like a damn fool whether I hesitate or not! It might be safer to just procrastinate, than hesitate?

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