Do we really know the best way forward? Are their innate — subconscious — forces deciding for us? Most definitely. The key is to be aware of them so you can jump the hell over or through them.
Here’s Paul Coelho putting it succinctly.
We are so attached to our way of life that we turn down opportunities simply because we don't know what to do.
— Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) July 6, 2013