Recently, there was a story about a pig named Wally.
He was a pig being taken to a slaughterhouse on a truck. But, instead of ending up as bacon, he made a decision to escape. And, he took action.
Pigs are pretty intelligent animals, but Wally didn’t sit and think about all the potential variables before making a decision. Wally simply chose to act. Turns out, his decision to act not only saved his life, but made him the happy pig he is now.
We can all learn something from Wally’s story: that we need to act boldly, fall forward. Far too often we get stuck in a cycle of endless “what if” deliberations. We try to solve problems we’ll likely never face, and so choose to stay stagnant because it feels safer than the unknown. As smart as we are, we will never be able to predict or control all of the variables in our lives. What we can do is work out any issues that immediately concern us now, then act and move forward.
Don’t be like the other pigs on the slaughterhouse truck. Be like Wally. Consider what step you can take right at this moment to get out of the situation that keeps you stuck. Then, with courage and all the integrity you can muster, take action. Trust that, whatever the outcome, it’ll be better than staying on the truck.