For Those Who Are Still Waiting
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
And you run and you run, to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death
The above words were written by musician and song writer, Roger Waters. I believe everyone should have a copy of these lyrics hanging somewhere in their home or office as a reminder to take advantage of the time we have on this planet.
Time is something most of us take for granted. Especially the young, they have so much of it to spare. But as we become older we are acutely aware that we are using up yet another day, another season, another year. Misuse of our time is a major reason for so much of our unhappiness.
Our lives are based on choices. If we want to fulfill our dreams and desires we must take responsibility, choose accordingly and then take the appropriate action to achieve them. A lot of people have dreams and ideas for success, but only a few decide to do something about them. There are steps to be taken. There is always a process involved. That process, whatever it is always begins with you. If you are serious about making your life a meaningful journey then you simply must take action.
It is of extreme importance that you remember that your thoughts lead to every action you take. If you are continually creating thoughts that limit your ability or stifle your self esteem you will not be taking action with the attitude you need to succeed. In fact, habitual negative thinking can stop you from taking action all together.
It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you’ve done with your life up until this point. It makes no difference how much time you feel you’ve wasted or how many opportunities you have allowed to pass you by or how many heartaches and disappointments you’ve had. What really matters is what you are willing to do with your life from this point on. Not tomorrow. Not next week, but today. Right now you have an opportunity to turn your life around. You can take advantage and choose to utilize time to work for you. It is possible for you to achieve the things you desire. All it takes is a commitment on your part to take that necessary first step.
If you’ve been procrastinating over a career move make up your mind and take the necessary first step. Perhaps your desire is to lose weight or to sop smoking. Don’t put it off any longer. Stop the excuses. Make up your mind and do it. Maybe you’ve been longing to ask someone for forgiveness or to tell someone how much you care. Do it today; for tomorrow may never come. This list can go on and on, but I think you get the point.
If you are unsatisfied with any aspect of your life, know that you have the power to change. But also know that all change requires movement. Your dreams will always remain dreams unless you take action that is driven by passion. There is always one guarantee when it comes to success. If you don’t try, you will not succeed. Albert Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” I say, “Your life won’t happen until you move.” Waiting for life to shower you with material or spiritual treasures is the slowest most painful of all suicides. Waiting leads to hopelessness. Hopelessness breeds victims.