An epidemic is occurring all around you, and there is a good chance it has already found its way into your life. It begins slowly at first, nearly imperceptible. But it grows. In time it can take over your entire life. I have seen it happen too many times, and if you don't act now, it may happen to you.
It's easy to fall into trap. Well-intentioned individuals of all ages don't mean for it to happen, but that doesn't matter. It takes much more than good intentions to steer clear of this problem. If all it took was good intentions world would be packed with people living their dreams and accomplishing their goals. But that's not how it works, and this trap is one of most common reasons why it has happened too often in past, and will continue to happen in future.
What exactly are we dealing with here? What is so deadly to goals and hopes you have stored away in your head?
ACTION WITHOUT PURPOSE A very unusual experiment was conducted by John Fabre, French naturalist, consisting of processionary caterpillars, a type of caterpillar that blindly follows one in front of it. This explains name processionary caterpillar. The experiment consisted of several of these caterpillars, a flowerpot filled to rim with dirt, and pine needles.
The caterpillars formed a complete circle around rim of flowerpot, with first one touching back of last one. The pine needles, food of processionary caterpillar, were placed in center of circle.
The caterpillars began their procession around flowerpot, one following other in a circle. This went on hour after hour, day after day, for an entire week. In end, every one of caterpillars dropped dead of starvation.
The one thing that could have saved them was only six inches away, but without purposeful thought or action, caterpillars continued with a habitual routine that eventually proved too much to endure.
This is happening to people you know, maybe even you, although not to this degree. Get stuck doing same old thing every single day and your goals, sitting only inches away, are as good as gone.
Plain and simple. You might think it's a little too simple, but falling into a routine can destroy your life. I have very strong beliefs about this because I have seen it happen to people close to me, as I'm sure you have as well. Good friends and family start off with bright hopes for future, but their routine begins to take their place. 'No time, no time,' is a common excuse. After seventy years of having no time to do things you have always wanted to do you'll end up with nothing but a good excuse in end.