Waiting Room

Good things come to those who wait put themselves out there.

There was a time when I thought that if I was patient enough, the universe would grant me with my deepest desires (a soft and chewy double-chocolate chip cookie, please). But I’m no longer a pimply teenager with nothing better to do than wait for things to happen. I guess I’ve reached a point where I feel waiting around for something is just… akin to laziness.

Perhaps the saying “good things come to those who wait” is about teaching patience (which is a virtue). Don’t get me wrong, I believe having patience is very important, but at what point does being ‘patient’ turn into being ‘undriven’? Does having good faith that things will turn out fine mean you’re being patient rather than unwilling to act?

I’ve been the person to just sit around and wait for “good things” to happen. And you know what? They never did. What did work was getting off my butt and putting myself out there. Perhaps I’m one of the luckier ones in that respect, where I put in effort and got to reap the rewards. But I can assure you I went through my share of rejections and faced many dead ends before things worked out. And I didn’t exactly wait for things to pan out. A lot of hard work and tears were involved (oh man, the tears).

So when I hear the saying “good things come to those who wait”, I can’t help but feel agitated, or at least uneasy. That certainly hasn’t been my experience. Why would you want to be in the passenger seat when you can be the driver, deciding where to go in your life? I’m a firm believer that if you want something bad enough, you will get off your laurels and chase it. And with that in mind, I’m off to get some sleep. Tomorrow is going to be another amazing day.

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