Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will. - Frederick Douglass
There is an expression that goes, “Good things come to those who wait.” which will never be a TFTD on this blog because good things really only come to those who go out there and make it happen. No one is going to give you anything if you’re just sitting around waiting for it. The knock will not come at the door, the ship won’t come in and Ed McMahon is not going to hand you a check from Publishers Clearing House.
Another expression which COULD be a TFTD is “if wishes were fishes, we’d all have a good swim.” Wishing won’t make it so. It simply won’t and good things DO NOT come to those who wait. They come to those who go out and make it happen so long as those who go out to make it happen have a plan, some energy, some resilience and a plan B. It comes so long as you know that no sometimes means “not now” or that you simply aren’t ready for it.
Even if everyone in the world felt sorry for you and your situation (and believe me, they don’t), no one is going to hand you anything. You have to step up and grab it. You have to do the work, plow the fields, put the pieces in place.
The payoff is that the work does bring results, you will be happier person, a healthier person, a whole person. You will be happy, healthy, wealthy and wise. Why? Because you did the work. Not only did it bring you to where you wanted to go but you now have the satisfaction of having arrived and having your work pay off.
Do not give up the day before the miracle happens.
It will all work out if you put the work into it.
Demand happiness and wholeness and then work your butt off to get it.