10 things we often wait too long for

10 things we often wait too long for

Opportunities are like sunrises – if we wait too long, we will miss them.

Too often we waste time waiting for the perfect path to appear. But of course this never happens. Because we forget that paths are built by walking, not by waiting. Let this be your warning today!

If we always sit idle until we feel 100% ready for the journey, we will likely sit idle for the rest of our lives. Most of the time we just have to get up and keep going. And no, we shouldn’t feel more confident before we take the next step. Taking the next step gradually builds our self-confidence. Now is the time!

Yes, it’s finally time to admit it…

1. We often wait too long to discover the things that call to us.

The world is not as it is, but as we see it, and each of us sees it differently. So if you spend all your free time following trends and doing what everyone else is doing, you’re missing out. Try different things for yourself – try lots of things. Explore! See what calls to your soul or what prompts you to take a step forward, and then move forward. Find out everything about it. Find other people who love it too. Don’t waste precious time pretending to like things just because other people like them – don’t create a situation in your life where there are a series of mismatched circumstances. Enjoy what makes you happy, listen to your intuition, and more circumstances will appear in your life that will make you feel alive.

2. We often wait too long to take significant action.

Some people wait all day for 5 p.m., all week for Friday, all year for Christmas, all their lives for happiness. Don’t be one of them! The world doesn’t owe you a living; you owe the world your life. So stop dreaming and start DOING things that matter. Take responsibility for your life today – take control! You are important and needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for someone to do something one day. One day is now; the one the world needs is YOU.

3. We often wait too long before entrusting ourselves with life’s challenges.

Just because you struggle doesn’t mean you fail. Every great success requires some kind of worthy struggle to achieve it. So give yourself extra credit along the way. Remind yourself that you are doing the best you can, and that sometimes it takes an overwhelming series of small failures for an undeniable breakthrough to occur. When in doubt, just take the next small step. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction becomes the biggest step in your life. In fact, there is a time and place for everything 문화상품권 현금화 핀토스 Just give it your all now and don’t force things that don’t belong in your life yet. It will happen when the time comes.

4. We often wait too long to appreciate what we have.

We often take for granted the aspects of our lives that are most deserving of our presence and gratitude. How often do you stop to appreciate your health, family, home or other seemingly stable elements of your life? Remember that nothing in life is permanent or guaranteed forever. Living in the present is a basic concept, but like most simple things, we often find ways to complicate it. So check yourself – there is nothing complicated in learning to notice and appreciate your life as it happens.

5. We often wait too long to be nice to others.

When you grow up and look back on your life, you will inevitably forget many of the things that seemed so important when you were young. You probably won’t remember what your grade point average was in high school. You’ll look at your old classmates on Facebook, Instagram (or any other social media site) and wonder why you were ever in love with that person. The hardest part will be remembering why you let certain people from your past get the best of you. But you will never forget the people who were really nice – those who helped when you were hurt and who loved you even when you felt unloved. Be that person for others as often as possible. (And as we know, what goes around comes eventually.)

6. We often wait too long to be kind to ourselves.

Most likely, the first person who caught your eye wasn’t “the one.” The second, third and fourth probably weren’t either. Do you know why? It’s because YOU are the one! Seriously, it’s important in your life to know how spectacular you are. You really need to look in the mirror and be nice, because what we see in the mirror is often what we see in the world. Our disappointment in others often reflects our disappointment in ourselves. Our acceptance of others often reflects our acceptance of ourselves. Our ability to see potential in others often reflects our ability to see potential in ourselves. Our patience with others often reflects our patience with ourselves. You get the idea – first of all, you need to show yourself some love and kindness.

7. We often wait too long to accept the truth.

Too many of us prefer soft lies to hard truths. But don’t be fooled, After all, it’s better to be hurt by the truth than to be comforted by a lie. And lying is a cumulative process, so be careful. What begins as a small, seemingly innocent lie (perhaps even intended not to hurt anyone) quickly turns into an increasing false reality. We lie to each other, but we lie to ourselves even more to protect our “oh so fragile” egos. As we read this, we may even be inclined to lie to ourselves, not wanting to admit how often we have missed the truth. (Note: Angel and I discuss this in more detail in the Relationships chapter of the book “1000 little things that happy, successful people do differently”.)

8. We often wait too long to create and maintain healthy boundaries.

Your mind is your private sanctuary; don’t let yourself be distracted by the negative beliefs of others. Your skin is your barrier; don’t let others get under it. Take care of your personal boundaries and what you allow yourself to absorb from others. And if someone in your life is constantly being disrespectful, call them out. If things don’t change, you need to limit the amount of time you spend and the impact they have on your life. We need people who challenge us with respect so that we can see things from a new perspective, but we don’t need to be constantly put down by those who don’t respect us. Conclusion: Distancing yourself from people who always send you negative vibes is self-care. Stepping away from situations where you feel unappreciated or disrespected is self-care. Choose to respect your feelings and boundaries gracefully.

9. We often wait too long to close old chapters in our lives.

You will meet many people in your life. You’ll have those first kisses that you’ll feel all the way down to your toes and think, “Oh my God, I love him,” but actually… you liked that kiss. You will meet a friend whom you think you will know forever, but then something will change and your paths will diverge. You’ll explore different parts of your life with different people who aren’t in it for the long haul, and that’s not a bad thing. Life is a series of stories, and the way these stories intertwine is extraordinary. Sometimes people are in our lives throughout history. Sometimes they only take up a short chapter or two. It takes a brave person to know when that chapter is over and then turn the page. Be brave. And remember that almost every “goodbye” you receive in life prepares you for a new “hello.”

10. We often wait too long to accept life and flow with it.

Don’t stress about things you can’t change. Simple life. Love generously. Speak truthfully. Work diligently. Even if you fail at something, keep going and develop yourself. Ultimately, loving your life is about trusting your intuition, taking risks, losing and finding happiness, cherishing memories, and learning through experience. It’s a long-term journey. You need to stop worrying, wondering and doubting at every step. Laugh at the confusion, live consciously in the moment and enjoy life as it unfolds. You may not get exactly where you intended, but I promise you will eventually get exactly where you need to be.

Now it’s your turn…

Yes, it’s your turn to stop waiting and start paying attention to the beauty and practicality of living a more mindful life as we end this year and begin the next. But before you go, leave a comment below for me and Angel and let us know what you think of this essay. Your opinion is important to us. 🙂

Which of the above points resonated most today?

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