Thursday, April 3, 2014

Good Things Come to Those Who... What?

 "Good things come to those who wait!"

Didn't we hear this all the time from the adults in our lives since before we can remember? Patience was a virtue, slow and steady wins the race.

This advice never made any sense to me. Although I was often assured that I would understand when I'm older, it seemed like such a (for lack of a better word) backwards way of doing things. How are you supposed to get anything you want if you just sit around and patiently wait for it to happen on its own? Shouldn't you do everything you can to make it happen?

I'm now in my mid 20's, and I'm still hearing this advice! Even so, life has taught me a completely different lesson. I went through my childhood years watching the 'fighters' and 'go-getters' get what they wanted while absolutely nothing happened to me. I eventually caught on and realized that 'slow and steady wins the race' was completely bogus!

Good things don't come to those who wait. They come to those who get off their asses and work for what they want! Waiting for it to fall into your lap will get you nowhere. You'll end up in the same place you started, watching others zoom right past you.

No one is going to accomplish your goals for you. No one is going to hand you anything. You have to get up and get in that race! You won't get anything you don't ask for, so speak up! I wish I would have learned this lesson a lot earlier than I did!
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