Chance favors those in motion

I saw an intriguing sign recently saying

  • Chance favors those in motion

I interpret this to mean ‘take action – get moving – try things, even if you’re not sure it’s the right step, or the right direction.  Your perspective will change, once you’re in a different spot, and maybe things will get clearer there from where you started.  You’re more likely to experience a stroke of luck doing that, than just sitting in one spot.

Imagine you’re lost in the woods, and you don’t see a path out to safety.  You can stay put, paralyzed, or you can take a few steps, and see how things look differently – maybe clues to your location are visible at that point, e.g.  flowing water, or a communications tower, that weren’t visible before.

Related to that is the wonderful quote, a very free English translation from Goethe

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute;
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

I’ll close with two questions for you to mull over;
  • In which areas of your life are you now being challenged to move forward – to take a next step – to turn into another direction?
  • And what could be the gift of being in motion in your situation?