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“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”          Fr. Alfred D’Souza

Is there something that you are putting off indefinitely? Or are you really being patient?

I have discovered that patience as a virtue is over rated when life begins to resemble a huge waiting line. For example, waiting for someone else to act, to finish school, get that divorce or finish a project before you can move forward. While you wait for that time in the future, your life gets stuck in the present… real hard.

Waiting for something to happen is difficult especially if it is a long cherished dream. “Good things come to those who wait” but for how long? Months, days, maybe years. Do good things really come? Or is it default living by existing in the meantime? How much time are you willing to pass before you transition from “waiting” to “doing”?

If something is churning inside you by reading this, ask yourself “What am I waiting for?” If the answer is anything other than yourself take a closer look at your reason. If you are not the gatekeeper of your time, then it’s not patience; it’s procrastination. You are making up some well intended reason not to act. Not to move forward. Not to do.

Someone else is driving your life and its timeline.

Is it worth it? Time keeps moving on with or without you.

 

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Waiting for something to happen is tedious and puts your life in the hands of others. Really. Are you content knowing that someone or something has your life in limbo just because?

Stop being passive in your own destiny. I hear people bemoan and point to other people and circumstances as the reason they lack, didn’t make it, or failed.

Look Inward First 

All the planning in the world won’t do a thing until you move. Until you take that first step. Until you own it. You have everything you need to make the decision to change. But you have to act on that decision. No excuses.

It’s Simple

Once you get that you are the person who decides how you will live, act and speak, then it is simple. Speak your truth. Act your truth.

The Hard Part Is The Introspection

You know what I am talking about. The uncomfortable place where you meet your worst fears. The silent time knowing yourself.  Crying time over loss. Curiosity for what you don’t know. Reassessment of what you value most in life.

Decide today to do something for yourself. Be a participant in the life you breathe. Act every day in a way that supports who you are and mean it.

Do something today. No excuses.

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