Does he watch or jump?
Watching is safe, the thrill of taking a chance experienced vicariously. Secondhand, but a bit of excitement even so. Watching has no chance for failure. None for success either, true enough, but sometimes not failing is almost as good as succeeding.
Jumping means risking the fall. But oh the heights he might reach if he succeeds. Jumping means acting, not sitting back and watching others experimence the excitement and the fear. Jumping means taking responsibility for the outcome, whatever it may be.
He can’t sit still. Not that pacing helps with the decision making process.
Act or watch? Risk or play it safe? Succeed or fail?
Is it really a choice?
He takes a deep breath and….