There is no use waiting for someone else to make it happen because there isn’t anyone … there’s just you!
It is a true saying – give someone a fish and they will eat for a day, teach them to fish, and they will be able to eat for a lifetime.
Or, in the words of the poet, tell you how to fish 🙂
Today’s society is instilling a desire for instant gratification, a “must have it now” syndrome. Instead of inculcating in people’s minds a desire to strive for achievement, create wealth, save, make sacrifices for the greater but longer-term benefit, and choose what is right. No wonder it is so difficult for parents to teach their children to save and strive for good, and to work for what they want. The willingness to work is being dispelled from their minds.
Yet the achievers, choose to work for what they want because they believe that the world does not owe them a living and that their future is a matter of choice.
Mary Lou Dobbs in her 1982 book Cinderella Salesman: An Inspiring Success Story for Every Woman who Seeks a Fascinating Career says, “No wonder it’s so difficult to find employees willing to do an honest day’s work and produce what they have been paid to produce.”
Yep, this isn’t a new problem. Just a new world in which to deal with it. As a society, we are making choices for others instead of letting them see that they must make their own future.
William Danforth was a young farm boy who suffered from ill health. However, when his teacher challenged him about his health and to change his world he became the healthiest boy in the school. He took his I Dare You! mentality and went on to help thousands of young people through the American Youth Foundation.
No one is going to make you successful. Success is taken and not given. It is taken by those who choose to be proactive in its acquisition – those who make it happen.
Remember, what you decide today could well affect all of your tomorrow’s.
So, think carefully about what kind of future you want for yourself, your family and your community. This will take commitment and one of the most powerful comments about commitment comes from the pen of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness”.
In all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth – that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence or the Universe or your Frequency Bias (Baader-Meinhof Phenomenum) moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help that would never otherwise have happened. Whatever you can do or dream you can – begin it now and make it happen.