What Are You Waiting For?!!

It’s the end of the year and everybody is in a festive mood. Spirits are lifted and everybody is looking forward to the “new” year with hopes that it will be much better. As promising as something new looks, can we really rely on it? Why do we always wait for a “new” day, a “new” month, “new” job, “new” home to bring a positive change in our lives?

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I used to be a person who lived her life regardless of circumstances. But eventually circumstances changed me ( as ironic as that may sound) and i converted into the pessimistic self that I am now. The people closest to me felt the change and tried to help me go back to the person i was, but i was fighting a lost battle. Until. Until a few months ago. When i went back to my old self and had a conversation. No joke. I had to know “why” i was, who i was. And then i realised the change.

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More than often my plans would go like : “when i get a new car, i will do bla bla bla”, “when i move into a new home, i will do bla bla bla”, “if i pass an exam, i will get bla bla bla”. These were self implied conditions. And i don’t know what they were for but they caged me up. The wait for the result of a certain condition made me frustrated, and if the result was in negative, it made me dissapointed. Eventually everything built up and my personality transformed into something different alltogether.

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I am well aware of what happened to me and that is one step closer to success. There are thousands of people like me and the reason i am writing all this down is so that i can share with them that they are not alone, and they should not give up.

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Just think of what all you had planned before this year had started, and what all happened. Life is so damn unpredictable and you CANNOT plan it! Live now, because you don’t know when life will end. No conditions, no plans, no excuses!

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Dream… But don’t wait for them to come true, “make” them come true!

Love… Like there is literally no tomorrow!

Laugh…. So much it makes you cry!

Cry…. So much it makes you laugh!!

Feel… You don’t have senses for nothing!!

Make memories with the people that love you… Because nothing else will matter when you are dying!

Trust Allah… He has sent you to this world with a purpose and a plan!

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Pray… Because that is your ‘purpose’ and because that is the only thing that can change Allah’s ‘plan’ !

Have faith… In Allah first, then in yourself. Because He doesn’t burden a soul more than he can carry, and you are STRONG!

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Know… That whatever the result of any particular life event is, it is the BEST for you and there is a reason behind it!

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I love the lyrics of this particular song by Nickelback and would like to share them here as they may be inspiring to some:

What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?
Are you waiting on a lightning strike?

Are you waiting for the perfect night?

Are you waiting ’til the time is right?

What are you waiting for?

Don’t you wanna learn to deal with fear?

Don’t you wanna take the wheel and steer?

Don’t you wait another minute here?

What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?
You gotta go and reach for the top

Believe in every dream that you got

You’re only living once so tell me

What are you, what are you waiting for?

You know you gotta give it your all

And don’t you be afraid if you fall

You’re only living once so tell me

What are you, what are you waiting for?
Are you waiting for the right excuse?

Are you waiting for a sign to choose?

While you’re waiting it’s the time you lose

What are you waiting for?

Don’t you wanna spread your wings and fly?

Don’t you really wanna live your life?

Don’t you wanna love before you die?

What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?
You gotta go and reach for the top

Believe in every dream that you got

You’re only living once so tell me

What are you, what are you waiting for?

You know you gotta give it your all

And don’t you be afraid if you fall

You’re only living once so tell me

What are you, what are you waiting for?
Tell me what you’re waiting for

Show me what you’re aiming for

Whatcha going to save it for?

So whatcha really waiting for?
Everybody’s gonna make mistakes

But everybody’s got a choice to make

Everybody needs a leap of faith

When are you taking yours?
What are you waiting for?
You gotta go and reach for the top

Believe in every dream that you got

You’re only living once so tell me

What are you, what are you waiting for?

You know you gotta give it your all

And don’t you be afraid if you fall

You’re only living once so tell me

What are you, what are you waiting for?
You gotta go and reach for the top

What are you, what are you waiting for?

Believe in every dream that you got

What are you, what are you waiting for?

You know you gotta give it your all

What are you, what are you waiting for?

You’re only living once so tell me

What are you, what are you waiting for?
What are you, what are you?

What are you, what are you waiting for?

What are you, what are you?

What are you, what are you waiting for?

There are many people who are “waiting” to start living, and others that have resigned to the fact that their life is over. Don’t wait because nobody is going to come knock at your door and tell you it’s time to start and keep living until death stares you in your eyes and tells you it’s time to stop!

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Lastly i would like to quote something i read on another blog:

You will never be ready to write your story.
You will never have enough time.
The fear won’t go away.
It’s time to stop making excuses for yourself. It’s time to come out of hiding.
Your story was meant to be shared. What are you waiting for?

Read the full article here : http://thewritepractice.com/waiting-for/

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So…. What are you waiting for?!!