“Between the acting of a dreadful thing And it’s first motion, all the interim is like a phantasma or hideous dream.”
                                                                  ~ Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

“Between the acting of a dreadful thing….”

so between the moment when you are waiting to do something that you don’t want to do…

“And the first motion….”

and the moment when you initiate the action…

“All the interim…”

The whole time you are waiting to take action

“Is like a phantasma or a hideous dream….”

is like an evil spectre, and apparition – a nightmare.

So eliminate that gap.  Hesitation turns into cowardice.

To win, all you have to do is overcome that moment:  The Waiting.  The Hesitation.  And to do that, all you have to do is: Go!

Go forward and win.



from “Discipline Equals Freedom” by Jocko Willink