Sunday, March 4, 2012

Make Things Happen

People are constantly talking about what they need to do or what they should be doing, instead of actually doing it. Many of us expect the perfect opportunities to fall in our laps and we are constantly surprised when they don't.

Hoping something is going to fall in our lap and make us happy is the easy way out. In the same way people play the lottery with dreams of striking it rich, we dream the perfect job or person or opportunity is going to fall from the sky and magically enter our life. This happens about as often as someone you know wins the lottery. It always happens to a friend's roommate's cousin's neighbor, but not to anyone you actually know.

We have to make the opportunities we want. We have to ask the person out. We have to find and pursue the jobs we want. We have to put in the work to get the things that matter the most. We have to make our dreams come true.

We can all point to people who seem to be living their dreams. They are doing what they want to do with the people they want to be around. They seem to have it all. Nothing fell into their laps. They worked for what they have. They made goals and then busted their asses to reach them. They put in the work, the constant toil, the hours and hours of behind the scenes, no one is paying any attention to me, work.

These people know what they want and they chased it with every ounce of their being. They are still chasing. Growing tired of the waiting and the bitching and the moaning, they decided to make the change they wanted to see. We all have the ability to make our dreams come true; we just have to get up off our ass and do the work. Just as it is improbable for you to win the lottery, it is equally improbable your dreams are going to fall from the sky and enter you life. Get up and make your dreams a reality.

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