Good morning, my darlings!
I am a strong believer in the fact that everything happens for a reason. I also believe that things happen at the time they are meant to happen but also that you have to work your a** off to get to your goals and dreams. See how these two are not always aligned? Like do I wait for things to happen or do I go for it?
It’s been on my mind lately as it’s something that has always confused me. However, I think I have recently reached my conclusion. No one will ever be able to tell me that if you work hard, you don’t succeed. In one way or another. Sooner or later. Just as planned or completely different. But you succeed. Listen to any successful person you admire and you will see the word ‘WORK’ will come up in their speeches, A LOT. Now about the other side where you wait for things to happen, I think we should see it more like we look forward to things happening rather than we wait around, because that ‘looking forward’ thing does not mean you stop working until that happens and literally just wait around.
One of Oprah’s inspiring interviews came up on my feed the other day and she was saying that you have to be ready for when your opportunity comes along. And I completely believe in that! Wait but know your breakthrough is coming, so that you don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s and wonder why yours isn’t as successful, because if I learnt something, is that you are not always ready for success. I think we, as humans, and even more as overachievers, we find it hard to believe that sometimes we work so hard but somehow we are still not ready. It really takes courage to take that step back and re-analyse your flaws, correct them, accept them and eventually turn them into a strong point or a lesson. But truth is, sometimes we just want something we are not ready to embrace. So if you keep working, you unknowingly, get ready. So when that success finally comes along, you know, because it all looks aligned to your life and you feel ready.
So really, that whole thing where you wait for things to happen aligns with the one where you work hard, because you work hard while being on the look out for your breakthrough, getting ready. So when it finally happens, you take it with both hands because there is no chance it catches you off guard, all that work was your preparation and now that the opportunity is here, you grab it.
Realising this allowed me to make more sense of these sayings and how they actually merge together because if you’re following me on Instagram you know I love a good motivational quote but I also only share things that I believe in. So believing in both of these got me torn, all until now.
One last thing left to say on this topic – go and work hard, be ready for your breakthrough and when it comes, make the most of it!
…on that note, I am now returning to some work because who better to practice this on than myself?
And as it is Friday, this article that gets you thinking comes with a relaxed look – it’s all about balance, right? Keep scrolling to get the outfit details!
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