You’ve heard the old adage that “good things come to those who wait”.
As a child, I whole heartedly believed that if I was just patient enough, I’d get whatever shiny object my heart desired. As a teen and young adult, I found the importance of patience with the RIGHT thing — love, the right career path, etc.
Slowly but surely, as I grew into a stronger, more confident woman, I realized that waiting under the guise of being “patient” was no longer working. Waiting for the things I wanted would not make them magically appear on my doorstep as a reward for being patient.
The only way to obtain and achieve my goals was to go out and MAKE the good things happen. I had to position myself, make time for and maybe (probably) even fail a few times on my quest to manifest the desires of my heart.
Waiting will have you sedentary, complacent and unfulfilled.
Waiting will have you sinking and struggling, much like quicksand.
So my question to you, , is “When are you going to give yourself permission to actually embrace what makes you feel alive and excited and ready to take on the world? Your good things?”
Once you’ve given yourself permission and the freedom to make it happen, you’ll tap into the corner of yourself that was laying dormant. Rediscovering your passions is powerful. That power gives you the motivation to stretch out of your comfort zone and into your greatness over and over again, until adventure — no matter how small — becomes habit.
You’ll feel it in your bones. Seeking adventure will come natural to you.
Taking small steps to add a little magic to your day will push away that feeling of being stuck. It will give you the clarity you need to live the life you crave.
But if you wait for it to come to you…you’ll just be there…waiting.
You may be thinking, “All that sounds well and good, Nailah, but I’m not even sure where to get started.”
That’s okay. When I was feeling discontent, I didn’t know where to start either. Now, I’m committed to making sure that ambitious, driven women of color have the necessary tools to add a bit more sparkle and adventure to their lives.
I created an online community of women who are committed to taking small actions steps to live a more colorful and carefree life! I love seeing and hearing about all the ways the women in our Facebook group are stretching themselves, being more active and YES, showing the world that women of color enjoy nature and being outdoors. Find us on Facebook: Color Outside : The Community