What Is It That You’re Waiting For?

Flickr / jeronimo sanz
Flickr / jeronimo sanz

Life is short and we have so many goals and dreams we want to accomplish. New Year resolutions, life goals and dreams that are piled up in our bucket list. Places we’d like to visit; people we’d like to meet; risks we’d like to take.

It’s sad to watch some people who don’t have life goals; that are just wandering on earth trying to find their place in the world. People without dreams, goals or personal expectations. Where’s the fun and the thrill in a life like that one? I feel sorry for those people, because they chose to be like that.

As I said before, life is short, so we gotta make every second of it count. Some people just need a little push to try something new; to take an adventure they never imagined. That’s why I’m writing this, to be that person who might push others to pursue those dreams and challenges they want to achieve.

So, what are you waiting for?

1. Are you waiting ‘til the time is right?

As humans we try to organize our lives and plan our schedule according to our daily activities. That’s cool, but sometimes we just have to forget your agenda and do something you don’t do often. Co grab coffee at Starbucks and write for a while, or go for a weekend camping in the woods, I don’t know, do something out of your routine.

Are you waiting for the right time? Great, now, another question: When is the right time? You might feel it or not and if you don’t feel it, you’ll be waiting forever to achieve your dreams. If you keep waiting and waiting life will go on and when the time comes, you’ll be too old to make it. When the opportunity comes just take it. There’s one absolute truth: We’re all gonna die. You don’t know the place and time, so you gotta be grateful of every day you live. Make your life count, take risks and enjoy your life. Don’t wait ‘til the time is right, because when the time comes it might be too late.

2. Don’t you wanna learn to deal with fear?

We often don’t take risks because we’re afraid of failure. Fear is one of our greatest enemies and failure only makes it worst. The best way to defeat fear is to face it. Never lose a chance to try something new because of fear. It’s better to try and fail, than never try at all. Face your fears and when you beat them, you’ll feel better, stronger, and capable of accomplishing every dream and goal you have.

3. Are you waiting for the right excuse?

This one is similar to waiting for the right time. Don’t wait for an excuse to find your next adventure. Yes, take excuses, but don’t depend on them to take risks in your life. If you feel like it, just do it. Don’t stay at home watching TV when you could be watching a movie with your friends or having dinner with your girlfriend. Surprise someone you love with something they’ll always remember, but don’t wait for an excuse to do it. Just do it to make that person happy.

4. Don’t you wanna really live your life?

Who says the sky is the limit? Follow your heart and trust your instincts. Never give up on your goals and dreams. We often limit ourselves because we think a goal is unreachable. Life’s too short to be regretting about opportunities you never took. Follow your dreams no matter how crazy they might look. Be proud of the goals you reach. Never let someone tell you that you can’t do something. Live life making every second count and you’ll see that at the end of it, all the sacrifices and risks you took will be worth it and you’ll be proud of yourself. You’ll be able to say “I made it.”

5. Don’t you wanna love before you die?

Meet someone you could fall for. Love that person with all your heart and soul. Don’t be afraid of rejection. It’s something that might happen or not to you, but it is part of life. Not every guy or girl you meet will fall for you. You just need to be patient. That person will come into your life someday. Fall in and out of love. You’ll learn from your successes and failures. Maybe you’re lucky enough to find your soulmate at the first try, who knows. Again, don’t be afraid of getting rejected. You learn from your mistakes. We’re the only creatures able to truly love, so make it your best possible experience, and with this I’m not talking about casual sex, but true love for another person. Don’t let your life end without ever loving someone.

6. What are you waiting for?

There are so many excuses when it comes to making your dreams true. You can blame time, money, opportunities, even life itself, but deep inside you know that those obstacles could have been overcome. You should always reach for the top and give everything that you’ve got. You only live once and this life is a short one. Spend every second you’ve got left of it giving your best to the world. Limits exist only if you want them to. Believe in every dream that you’ve got. No matter how silly it might be, if you want it to be true, it will.

Please don’t be afraid to fall. Like Thomas Wayne once told Bruce: “Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” Failure is part of our lives and we can’t avoid it, but that doesn’t mean that we’ll let it stop us from achieving our goals. Yes, it’s scary as hell, but when we face our fears we’re able to stand against anything that life throws at us. Give your all when trying something new and most important, never give up no matter how difficult your goal or dream might be. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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