The Niagara Syndrome

Don’t know who said it, I just found this as I was cleaning out an old and seldom used email account.  Being the visual person that I am AND having grown up in the mist of the falls, I get it!  Do you?

“Most people live what I call “The Niagara Syndrome.”    niagara falls

I believe that life without ever really deciding where they want to end up. So, in a short period of time, they get caught up in the current: current events, current fears, current challenges.

When they come to forks in the river, they don’t consciously decide where they want to go, or which is the right direction for them. They merely “go with the flow.” They become a part of the mass of people who are directed by the environment instead of by their own values. As a result, they feel out of control. They remain in this unconscious state until one day the sound of the raging water awakens them, and they discover that they’re five feet from Niagara Falls in a boat with no oars.

At this point, they say, “Oh, shoot!” But by then it’s too late.

They’re going to take a fall.

Sometimes it’s an emotional fall.

Sometimes it’s a physical fall.

Sometimes it’s a financial fall.

It’s likely that whatever challenges you have in your life currently could have been avoided by some better decisions upstream

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