“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
~ William Jennings Bryan
No one ever said that having a vision would be easy. When you’re in middle school and you’re asked what it is you want to be when you grow up, you never imagine just how much work goes into accomplishing what that goal is. When we were kids we used to see a doctor or a lawyer on television and think, oh I can do that, not putting any thought into what kind of determination that it takes to get there. Being older we can put into perspective what it truly takes to accomplish what it is that you feel is your destiny.
Sitting around and waiting for your dreams to suddenly become a reality is a habit that a lot of people, especially us creative types, tend to fall into without even realizing that we are doing it. But what we want out of life is not going to get accomplished by sitting around and waiting, or procrastinating. They say that life is what you make it and that applies just as much to our goals and dreams that we want for our life. If you want to be a doctor, you have to put in the work, and that means everything that comes with it. If you want to be a published author, then you have to work at that too.
If you are someone who always expects things to come to you, then more often than not, you will be sitting on the sidelines of life. You might find yourself in your thirties wondering what happened to your life and why you have nothing to show for it. You are what you have made of yourself. You have to work for what it is that you want and make of yourself what it is that you are destined to be.
The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)
Writing as “Jaycee Durant”