“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”
~ Latin Proverb
When you reach a point in life where you feel adrift, take charge of it. I think that’s what this quote is talking about. Take control of your life and grab both oars. Navigate to the waters where you want to be, instead of drifting aimlessly on the rhythm of life’s waves. Chart your own coarse. Plot your own direction. Don’t leave it up to chance.
While it’s perfectly fine to let life’s events lead you, there are times when stagnation hits. When you are doing nothing more than treading water. It’s these times when the best remedy is to take control of your life, and paddle to a better place. Improve your station in life. Do something to change it. After all, if you wait too long, your legs will give out and you will sink to the bottom.