In Greek mythology the snake was a symbol of fear. The story of Medusa and her head of snakes is that if you looked at her in the eyes you would turn to stone. Paralyzed from action.
It’s a story that shines light on the truth. We’ve heard of the fight or flight response to stress but the less talked about and most common response is to freeze. To turn to stone.
When facing a new obstacle, our instinct is to freeze. To procrastinate.
The only way to grow is to move beyond our instincts. The only way to do that is to stop thinking and start doing. Take action.
Also published on Medium.