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Don’t Wait For It, Make It Happen

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw

If you want something to happen, you can just sit there. Don’t wait for it, make it happen.  The chances of anybody just handing something to you are pretty slim.  Opportunities aren’t just handed out like candy.  You have to look for them.  Push forward and search out the opportunities don't wait for it , make it happenyou’re looking for.

If you’re looking for a job, do you sit in your living room waiting for someone to call and say “Hey, we have a job. Are you interested?”  Probably not, and if you are, you’re probably not going to find anything.  No, if you want a job, you search the want ads and job boards, you network and you send out resumes.  But what happens if all your searching gets you nothing, then what?

That’s when you make the circumstances you want. Start thinking differently.  Don’t wait for somebody to come to you. Create your own opportunities.  I’ve talked before about wanting to write a book.  Publishers are not knocking down my door begging to read my manuscript.  When it’s finished with the editing process, I will send it to a few places, but I’m also going to make my own opportunity and publish it on Kindle.  If it generates enough interest (and income), I’ll see about going the self-publishing/vanity publishing route to get some hard copies and see if I can get them in stores.  What I’m not going to do is sit around with a completed manuscript and hope that Random House or Hay House or whomever shows up at my house asking for my book.

You can do the same thing.  Whatever it is you’re looking to have happen, don’t wait for it, make it happen.  Be the master of your own destiny, don’t leave it to chance or to fate.  The opportunities are out there you just have to make them happen.

Create Your Own Life Story – Challenge Day 10

Create Your Own Life Story
by Tracie

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
– George Bernard Shaw

How often do you find yourself complaining about life? You’re not happy with your job, relationship, or the way things are going at home.  So what do Create your own life storyyou do about it?  If you’re like me, you complain vociferously, lol.  I think, most of us tend to do that.  We complain, and react to what is happening.  Instead, we should be proactive.  There is a simple solution, though.  If the circumstances of your life aren’t to your liking, change them.

There are so many things you can do to change your circumstances. You can end a relationship that doesn’t bring you pleasure, or if you don’t want to end it, put some effort in with the other person and make it better.  If you don’t like your job situation, change careers.  Take some classes, increase your skill set and look for something different. It’s not rocket science.  All it takes is some forward thinking, and the biggie – courage!

Don’t sit around waiting for things to get better.  Don’t sit around waiting for someone to fix it for you.  It’s not up to anybody else, it’s up to you to change the circumstances. Make them get better.  Do whatever you need to do to change the circumstances.  Don’t wait for the circumstances you want to find you. Be proactive instead of reactive. This is your life, it’s your story. Don’t let anybody else be the author, create your own life story.

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