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.
Our biggest blessing is that we are the ones in control of our fate. We make the choices. Our biggest misfortune is that we are the ones in control of our fate. We cannot wait around for great things to happen. We should not wait around for permission to make great things happen. We should not shy away from making great things happen because other things we tried never materialised. Only we can make great things happen. We have to choose to make great things happen and to let great things happen. Because greatness lies within us, not outside in the world. We have to be persistent, forgiving, loyal, flexible, and visionary. We are in control of who we are and what we do. And that’s how we’ll make it count, the only way how we’ll make things happen.
Patience encompasses a great deal more than just waiting. It entails a keen determination to keep going past numerous difficulties. It involves a deep courage to have faith in our visions, dreams and imagination when the end is nowhere in sight. It requires a calmness to accept time as an uncontrollable phenomenon but to chase it nonetheless. Good comes to those who are patient, who persevere, and who are confident.
He that can have patience can have what he will – Benjamin Franklin
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Why is that we wait? Because we are too comfortable slaving away in our own laziness. Because we are too much in denial to admit that we’re scared. Because we think we have endless tomorrows. Because we are happy to stay dreaming where everything is perfect. Because we need more time to feel ready. But the truth is, we end up waiting forever and all we’re left with is what could have been. We don’t have endless tomorrows. We can’t always be prepared, because we can’t always predict what will happen. We won’t be the best at the beginning. And we will need to work hard. But if we are serious about our dreams, we just need to start somewhere: learning, experiencing, and taking small steps every day. We don’t need to be the best, we just need to try, and every time we do, we will become better and closer. Don’t put yourself on hold. Go head first and begin now, wherever you are. It’s a good a time and place as any.