January 16, 2023

Take the Reins

My husband and I have been watching the TV series, 24. One line that caught my attention today was from George Mason:

Don't wait around for your life to happen to you. 

You've probably heard something similar elsewhere. It's been said many times. But have you paused and absorbed it?

Don't wait for life to happen to you.

Don't just let things come to you, while you're sitting on your couch and enjoying a tub of ice cream. Nothing precious will come. Growth, fulfillment, and happiness won't come knocking on your door.

You'll get only what other people aren't grabbing. The last items left on the shelf. The leftovers. Don't settle for scraps. For mediocrity. For failure. Don't accept bad luck—turn it around.

Make things happen for you.

If you want the good things, the best things—chase them. Work for them. Take the reins, start leading your life, go places.