To be in the season of waiting is one of the most daunting situations to be. We never know what awaits us in the future, but then we have no choice but to take a risk to get the slightest chance of a better one. Waiting is hard because people are innately selfish. Our very nature shows that we are entitled to meeting our every want and need sooner than others. We want to receive something at the exact time we want; otherwise, we get frustrated and upset. We create these ridiculous expectations but don’t have the discipline to work hard for them persistently. It is because we would rather talk big than act big. Most of us fall into the trap of more talk, less execution.
Among all else, the ultimate secret to living a quiet and peaceful life is to put God in the center of your life. When you have a strong foundation of beliefs and values, you have more control over your actions and choices. Peace is found when you’re self-aware of what you want and how you want to achieve it without needing to ask for anybody else’s input. It’s found when you truly love yourself despite your wounds and scars. If you live for someone else’s expectations, that’s a clear sign that you’re unhappy and at war with yourself.
When you feel insecure, remember that building confidence is a journey. It takes time to love yourself, to see past your scars and mistakes. But it won’t help if you keep tearing apart any form or progress of growth. It’s not enough to want to be confident, you have to apply it in your life by seizing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
When you take risks, you don’t always get out of it on the right side of the coin. But what makes it so special is the possibility of experiencing something truly extraordinary that would never happen if you hide in your shell. This is why only very few people ever witness their highest potential in themselves because they’re the only ones who are willing to wade in the dirt to see it.
Playing it safe may decrease the chances of your failing but so will your chance of succeeding even higher than you had before. When you look back to your life, it’s better to remember the times when you stepped out of your comfort zone than playing it safe and boring. Sometimes, you need to take a leap of faith. Sometimes, you need to believe that life isn’t always coming to get you. Life is a juxtapose, and at the right time, you may be on the right side of things.
Most people are so devastated by how 2020 played out uniquely in their lives that they can’t wait to move on and start anew. Everyone is pumped about 2021, ready to let go of the horrific versions of themselves and the trials that made them that way. Unfortunately, some of them may be under the assumption that 2021 is the year that everything is going back to normal, but the likelihood of that happening is close to impossible.
The world is still a mess; we’re all adjusting to the “new normal” way of life while some deliberately refuse to be enslaved by the massive changes. Although some countries are slowly recovering, some are still having a hard time solving the problems in their own nations. This year doesn’t guarantee a complete opposite of 2020, but it does provide a fresh new start for ourselves. The new year allows us to make choices (hopefully the right ones this time), chase our dreams undauntingly, and love the rest of humanity in the best way we can.