We’re never going to feel ready. We cannot predict every eventuality, but that’s what makes life exhilarating. We cannot learn everything beforehand, but that’s what makes life an adventure. Sometimes we just have to have faith in ourselves that we’ll make it. Because faith, belief, and confidence in ourselves is the only magic dust we need in our pocket. So get started, no waiting around any longer. If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting forever. You’ve got everything you need – everything else you’ll pick up on the way.
We can’t map out our life coordinate by coordinate. Because when we’re looking down at the map, we can’t see all the intricate details that lie beyond those dots and lines. But that shouldn’t stop us from figuring out where we want to go. To make plans gives us ambition, drive and purpose. Don’t get caught up in the details. Keep trekking, climbing and swimming. Don’t toss yourself into someone else’s plan, because life might end up just passing you by. Keep finding your own truth.
Every day, we’re writing our legacy. Many of us may not see life that way, because it’s easy to take life for granted. We expect life to be long and death to be far away. But death always walks with us and we cannot predict when it will chose us. Often, it is only when we’re faced with death that we begin to re-evaluate and re-prioritise what really matters. But we shouldn’t be waiting for a traumatic event to remind that life is for living. Go out and do what you want to do. Love who you want to love. Be who you want to be. Every day, we’re writing our legacy. And every day, we have the chance to create the best version. Let’s not wait!
We tend to let life happen to us. We tend to wait around for our desires to come along. We tend to fret about what life will throw at us. And then when life does come around, we tend to never be quite ready for it. And that’s ok. But our life is ours. Our life shouldn’t happen. We should happen. We can paint our life in any colour we choose. We can invent our life, simply through perseverance and passion. We can create the life we want and the life we love. It’s up to each of us to take that fortune. Start happening and your life will start too.
Life is anything but certain. A sudden gust of wind can blow us off course. An unexpected drought can leave us drained and depleted. It’s almost as if, because of this, we begin to build a wall around our life. We begin to travel the path that has been travelled many times before, in hope that it will bring stability. We begin to listen to the people who tell us what to do and where to go, in hope that they know best. We place our own dreams, aspirations and passions into a dusty box at the top of our bookshelf, because they’re too risky, too impossible and too unsustainable. But if no life is without change and no life without hardship, then why do we settle? What is to say that one life will be more stable, safe and possible than another? The best way to control our futures is to actually take it and to love it. When we love our life, we put more into it and we get more out of it. Our life lies at the soles of our feet and the tips of our fingers. The best way to predict the future is to invent it – and that can be in any way you like.