Alpha represents the beginning – Omega the end (which lends itself to another article in the near future – that being that every new beginning MUST NECESSARILY reach an end before one can move on to another course of action – a final intentional step I think of as the “omega principle”). Before we can “undo” what has been “done” we must identify what (specifically) do we not like about the “end” of our journey. Before we can start over, we must identify WHY we do not like where we are (even if we have not yet figured out what we must do differently to alter the direction of our travels) and WHAT we are willing to do to change it. How invested were you in working towards a logical and fulfilling conclusion that could be “owned” when the journey began? Did you begin your journey at the request of another – moving in the direction you were pointed using the tools, concepts and preconceived beliefs someone else provided – or did you consider where YOU wanted to go before walking down a path upon which (perhaps) nobody had ever wandered? If we are truly comfortable with our “omega” there is no amount of discussion, collusion or convincing that will force us to invest our energies in a creation of a new “alpha.”
We should never initiate the Alpha Protocol lightly. Once a course of action has been chosen – following much study, review, discussion and debate – it should be allowed to reach a conclusion (even if the “end” is but a detour on the road to a final destination). There may be many “alpha moments” during the accomplishment of each objective – new beginnings from which opportunity blossoms. There are few “omega principles” in our daily lives, though, as each “end” is truly but a new beginning to another temporary end (there are very few “finalities” in life – death and taxes being two – while each day dawns with a new beginning before concluding with a resting point that allows us to prepare for another fresh start). Unless we choose to conduct our lives as they have always been conducted expecting to receive that which has always been provided, everything we do begins at a place which must be left behind if we hope to move towards an end (which is often not determined until it has been achieved).
Those who truly accomplish much in life tend to invoke the Alpha Protocol more frequently than they