#MondayMotivation “Decide to Start to Stop Waiting”
"Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting." - Dr. Seuss in "Oh, The Places You'll Go!"
The word initiative has been on my mind lately. It seems like we can get stuck waiting for the right job to come along, the right person to come along, or the right set of any circumstances to come along before we make our next move. What are you waiting for? What if those circumstances never occur? What if you need to create these circumstances, not wait for them to just magically appear. I see so may people who say they need a significant other to help them before they can straighten out certain character flaws, why? Why not work on your character flaws while it's just you to increase the success probability of the relationship when the right person comes along. That will be one less thing to worry about or to have to fix so that you can dedicate time to something more important. Why wait on the job that's going to give you the freedom of creating your own schedule while infusing your passion into something you love? Create it instead. Of course you may have to still keep some sort of job until things take off but if you really want something, your actions should reflect that. Why wait to tell someone how much they mean to you? Instead of focusing on the probability that they might just feel the same way, we focus on the probability that is the most negative which leads to us doing nothing. Stagnating. Paralyzed by fear. Why wait until you're "on" to offer wisdom to the younger generation? I've heard so many people say that they don't think anyone will listen to them until they amass some outrageous amount of money and/or fame. People, especially children, don't or shouldn't always focus on the societal standards to gauge your credibility or the validity. The fact that you have experienced life, especially if it's something they have also been through, can relate to, or something they can feel, is more than enough to be able to move someone enough emotionally where they will at least listen to what you have to say. That's the goal anyway, to move people by sharing your story, not impressing them by anything you have acquired other than knowledge and wisdom.
It is the things that you do on your own which will make you great. Not waiting to be told to do something or waiting for this person to make their move before you make yours but doing something that you decide to do and having that be the only reason to do so. I guess it boils down to what motivates you. The energy carried through by your effort is always much stronger when fueled by something intrinsic as opposed to an external factor. It's also empowering and a confidence builder, or even an ego stroker, if that helps you, to do something because of your own will. Today, decide to start to stop waiting. If you get an urge to do something, do it. The only way to master something is to do it often. I write something everyday. A journal entry, short blog, a poem, or something because I want to improve my writing skills. How else can I be a writer if I don't write? How can one be a singer if they don't sing? How can you be the best you if your thoughts, words, and actions are not in harmony? Decide today to do something anyway. Regardless of your circumstances or whatever limits you think are binding you. Defy all odds. Greatness is nothing more than a sum of small actions added together yielding abundance because of all the momentum that has built up. Don't think anything is too small because with the right amount of energy and love, anything can transform into something bigger than you ever could have dreamed. What are you going to start to stop waiting to do today? Whatever you're waiting for may never come so get out there and go get it.