“A lobster when left high and dry among the rocks, has not instinct and energy enough to work his way back to the sea, but waits for the sea to come to him. If it does not come, he remains where he is and dies, although the slightest effort would enable him to reach the waves, which are perhaps within a yard of him. The world is full of human lobsters: people stranded on the rocks of indecision and procrastination, who, instead of putting forth their own energies, are waiting for some grand billow of good fortune to set them afloat.”
– Dr. Orrison Swett Marden
This story of the lobster also ties into one of the true secrets of success in business. If you want something to happen, you must do something – move – but if you want nothing to happen, then do nothing. Stay still & perish.