Monday, 14 January 2013

What are You Waiting For?

 So the path of our happiness is paved right before us and we are scared to take the first leap. The first leap is always the hardest because we are facing uncertainty. But let us remember that uncertainty is also possibility and sometimes we need to dive in, even though we can't see the whole staircase. The famous quote by Martin Luther King Jr says just this, that "faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." 

Faith is believing that whatever comes your way, you can handle it. You have everything you need to make the right choices.

Throughout the past few years, this is one of the most important things I have learned: Awareness is the greatest platform of all. And by this, I mean that with awareness of our life experiences, we have the power to make the best decisions and create the best changes for ourselves. Why? Because the sooner we are able to notice the way things affect us, the sooner we can do something about it, hence, make a change or choice.

We then have the power to realize what makes up happy, what excites us, and what depletes our energy, brings us down. And with this knowledge, we can make the decision that brings us happiness. As we tap into awareness, we also tap into our senses, our opinions, feelings and intuition.

Making a decision is a powerful thing. As opposed to letting circumstances control our actions, making a decision means that you are doing something, regardless of the things that so often hold us back: fear of uncertainty, fear of being judged, fear of failure, low self-esteem, the list goes on.

I'd like to end this post with a very powerful quote by Will Smith.

“There is a redemptive power that making a choice has. Make a choice. Just decide what it’s going to be, who you’re going to be, how you’re going to do it. Just decide, and then from that point, the universe is going to get out your way. It’s water; it wants to move and go around stuff. So for me, I want to represent possibilities. I want to represent the idea that you really can make what you want.”

How beautifully worded. And true as well. 

With all this being said, let us take the leap of faith into this new year of fresh possibilities. What are you waiting for?



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