WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON?
Most people have heard the phrase “Good things come to those who wait.” Well, I totally disagree with that statement. I came across this quote by one of our Founding Fathers and it sums up my thoughts completely.
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln
Here are a few reason why I believe good things happen to those who go out there and do it.
1. Good things come to those that are in a hurry.
Yes, even when nothing’s happening, you can still be doing something. Ever seen a duck gliding on a glassy sheet of water? Cool, calm and collected on top, but underneath her little legs are moving like a raging torrent. That’s what I mean by hustling. If nothing’s happening, then keep busy doing something. Don’t get caught “waiting” and then when your opportunity comes, you’re unprepared to seize it.
2. Good things come to those who expect good things.
It all comes down to expectation. On the other hand, if you expect negative, guess what? Bad will hit you right in the face. However, if you expect good to arise out of bad circumstances, then you’ll find your rainbow after every storm. Expect good and be prepared to be showered in goodness.
3. Good things come to those who develop themselves.
When preparation meets with opportunity there is always success. Remain in a constant state of preparation, because you can never tell when your opportunity will arrive. A state of preparedness is demonstrated by a life that never stops learning.
4. Good things come to those who have the stamina to last the distance.
You must always be a long distance runner when dealing with life issues. A quick fix is not always the best answer. Long-term planning and long-term perseverance is required. Always set your sights on long-term and lasting achievement. Put in the required effort now and be rewarded in the future.
Now, stop living your life on hold! Go get your opportunity!