My good friend Justin sent me a link to a TED talk about an inspirational story of a woman quitting her day job and rowing across the Atlantic. In her conclusion she has a really memorable quote that really struck a chord with me:
“It’s about taking responsibility. For so much of my life, I wanted something else to make me happy. I thought if I had the right house, or the right car, or the right man in my life then I could be happy. But when I wrote that obituary exercise I grew up a little bit in that moment and realized that I needed to create my own future. I couldn’t just wait for happiness to come and find me.” Roz Savage
I get the feeling that a lot of people are waiting for something. I hate waiting. I hate waiting for a table, I hate waiting for the bus and I hate waiting for my life to change. I much prefer to make things happen. It sometimes requires a lot more work but like I said, I really hate waiting.