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We’ve developed the habit of waiting for things. We wait for the bus. We wait for trains. We wait in line at the supermarket. We wait for the new iPhone to be released. We wait for our paychecks to arrive at the end of each month so we can start buying more things to then again wait in line to pay for them.
We were literally educated into believing that waiting is the only way to get the things in life we so desperately want or need. It somehow looks like we unlearned to proactively fight for the things we want.
To me it seems that we forgot how to take care of ourselves.
It even had such a huge impact on our behavior that we simply started waiting for pretty much everything in our lives to magically happen. It will happen if we just wait long enough…
So now we also wait for a lot of other things to happen. These things include:
Waiting for that promotion, that pay raise, that job offer, that investment opportunity, to get our lives straight or that girl in the bar to come over to speak to us.
But unfortunately all of these things don’t just magically happen if we only wait long enough.
The truth is that none of these things will ever happen if we just wait long enough for them to happen. It’s actually up to us to start doing and stop waiting.
And one of the best ways to stop waiting is to start creating.
You actually don’t need to wait to create things until you know who you really are or what you really want to do in your life.
I had no clue who I was or what I really wanted in my life when I started writing this blog (go all the way back and compare my writings from back then and now to see the difference).
But the moment I started creating things (just like this article right here), I started to figure myself out and am ever since understanding more and more what I really want in my life.
So stop waiting and start creating things instead and you'll figure yourself out…