Dec 03 2007
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin–real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
– Alfred D. Souza
I have been there. We may all have been there at some point. I think back to a time where all I wanted is what I didn’t have. Over time and a lot of education it dawned on me that I needed to be the one to get myself out of it.
I listen to all the debates about the president, how bad they are, I even saw an editorial that made it to the front page of digg about how the republicans have rigged the past elections. It is crazy to me to make such accusations simply becuase people are unhappy with what they have. I would wail and moan and complain about my house, my job, having no money, my car, everything. I was way to focused on what I did not have.
I then came to a realization. I have a good life. Actually I am really living the life that I have always wanted. I was in the middle of my life and I needed to start living it. So now when I make choices it is not to counteract what I don’t have, it is to improve what I already have.
It may sound like a small step and a little change, but it is very significant. The first true step to happyness is being grateful for what you have. Now the only thing that I really can’t stand is to hear people whine about what they don’t have. I can’t even listen to myself when I start to think about what I don’t have. Either I am in action to achieve another goal, or I am happy with what I have. There is no other solution.
If you sit back and wait for something to happen so that you can live your life, you will be waiting a long time. If you take action to make the life that you want happen…You are living!
Conceive It, Believe It, Achieve It