Life is a verb..and you have to actually act. By Acting you change everything in your future.
The image I have for what we’re talking about, I’ve always thought it’s a little like a running back in football who takes the ball and who goes forward and there’s no hole, right? All you run into is the back of your offensive linemen. But if you keep hitting…if a hole is going to open up–boom–you’ll squirt through. Now there’s no guarantee in life the hole will be there, but there is a guarantee that if you’re not continually smacking at it, then when it opens up you won’t be ready.
It’s so stupid the little things your life can hinge on, but if you don’t try and do them you don’t give fate an opportunity to intervene
Dan Carlin; Joe Rogan Experience