How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’. – Martin Luther
A lot of our lives is spent waiting around for our turn.
Waiting for our turn to be taken care of.
Waiting for our turn to take a break and breathe.
Waiting for our turn to have fun.
Waiting for permission to do what would make us come alive.
Waiting for our turn to be seen.
Waiting for our lucky break.
Waiting for our turn to be happy.
All the while, wondering why other people are having their turn, or being envious of the people who somehow got on the happiness bus earlier rather than waiting at the stop.
Mostly, they’re having their turn because they stopped waiting for their turn. They figured out that they had to lead the dance with the universe.
So, what can you do today to …
Take care of yourself?
Take a break and breathe?
Do what would make you come alive?
Speak up and share your gifts?
Make your lucky break?
Do something that would make you happy?
Whether you take some little steps or big leaps, today is your turn just as much as tomorrow will be. Our lives are but a long series of days of choices — we can choose to wait for the bus to stop for us or create our own bus and drive it.
Today is your turn. What will you do with it? (Tweet this.)
Great post. Most of us keep waiting – in some aspect of our lives or another! I like the one about ‘taking a break and breathing’. Being a startup entrepreneur I had been ignoring my weekends for a while, until I realized that I was probably affecting my creativity. In fact, this might be a good day to take a few hours off and catch a movie! Thanks for the post.
Charlie Gilkey says
Thanks, Arjit! I really have to practice the “taking a break and breathing” thing, too, because I create a lot of activity on my own. There’s not going to be some future where there will be a lull unless I carve out the time for there to be a lull.
I hope you caught and enjoyed that movie. 🙂
Better! Had lunch with a friend after years!
So very true. I have shared your post with some of my home business start-up clients who have just begun their journey toward self achievement in an effort to underscore my belief that “it is all up to you”. Great post
Charlie Gilkey says
Thanks, Tony. In most respects, it is all up to us.