In the thick of it

You jump in.

Things get
Intense
Quickly.
Acutely aware of the risks
You’re not sure
You can
Pull it off.

Keep making decisions.

Equal parts
Confidence
And self-doubt
Pervade
Every moment.
Vision
And inspiration
Fade in
And out.

Keep making decisions.

Missteps happen.
Frustration
And hesitation
Seep in.
Legitimate
Questions
Get louder.
New information
Surfaces.

Keep making decisions.

Patterns get clearer.
Intuition gets stronger.
Action arises.
Not going back.
Not second guessing.

Keep making decisions.

You end up
Where
You end up.
Wins or losses
Accolades or Admonitions
Really don’t matter.

The greatest value
You walk away with
Is the muscle you developed
To keep making decisions
When you could have
So easily
And justifiably
Stopped.