“If there are five frogs at the edge of a pond and one of them decides to jump into the water, how many frogs are on the edge of the pond? Five.” – Jeff Olson
You can ask how frog math works and why apparently it has different results from the mathematics of humans. It doesn’t, the results are the same. It’s that, the fifth frog, which decided to jump, decided but didn’t do it.
What is the difference between the frog that decided to jump and didn’t jump and the four who have not decided anything?
On one hand, the four who have not decided anything, they were in “default” mode, in inertia, which is worse than having made the decision to stay the same because that was not a conscious or pondered decision.
On the other hand, the fifth frog, will be more unhappy than others because, having a dream and a decision,he didn’t act, and this lack of action will bring heartache, excuseytis, bitterness and mistrust forever in the future. He will never know what would have happened to his life if he had acted in accordance with his decision.
If I could tell you something about the frogs I would tell you the following: Decide to stay the same or decide to change, but make a decision. “Indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity.”
But then act accordingly. Rapidly, with energy and passion.
If you decide to jump, don’t let yourself be put down by the 4 frogs that have not decided anything and let the inertia decide for them. They will have to pay their prices, but yours will be greater if, as you see, you act as if you didn’t see and having made a decision, you act as if you had not decided anything.