Here’s the Secret in Being in the Right Place at the Right Time
There’s something to be said for being in the right place at the right time.
But for every right time, there are thousands of wrong times.
Times where it feels like you’re doing the wrong thing. Times where the data seems to show that your dream isn’t worth it. That you’re never going to achieve the big goals you set for yourself.
Being in the right place at the right time is really a lesson about persistence.
Its a reminder that a relentless pursuit of your goals is the only way to ”get lucky.”
You’re going to feel stupid at times. You’re going to look around and feel lonely. Even your friends are going to shake their head and remind you that what you’re trying to attempt is madness.
That’s just a reminder that your right time is coming. It’s not today. Right now is not the moment where you’re going to win.
But if you keep coming back to the right place — if you keep doing the things that success demands — you’re going to be in the right place at the right time and accomplish mind-blowing feats of extraordinary success. That’s not just possible, it is inevitable.
When you try hard enough for long enough you can’t help but end up achieving your goals.
If you’re not there yet, you shouldn’t think that your goal is silly or impossible. You should just quietly remind yourself that today isn’t the right time. Maybe tomorrow is.
Which is all the more reason to keep showing up.
It’s the most important reason why you should keep trying — because tomorrow might be the day where you find yourself standing at the right place at the right time.
And when that happens, all of those wrong times — and the frustration you feel — fade away in the glory of finally figuring it out. It’s all worth it.
Your determination and focus guaranteed you the successful outcome you so desperately desired.
You can’t change time. You can’t change life.
You can’t change most of what goes on around you.
You can decide if you’re going to keep showing up.
If you stop doing the right thing before it starts working you have just done the wrong thing.
You know how some people can effortlessly unlock your happy self? I got reminded of that here in this little piece of heaven, all over a hot cup of sea salted caramel. To be reminded that listening to your silence is golden, a better alternative to filtering your surroundings with all the noise just to help you forget. In 2 weeks it’ll be a year since a painful incident and I am so happy to finally give myself full permission to let go. It all boils down to the self. No one else can truly hold you back except yourself. In the words of my philosophy professor Dr. Garcia: “The good will make space for itself.” As with anything, if you simply open up your heart to the truth, you’ll make sense of why there can be just enough remembering and just enough forgetting. (at Epic Coffee Roastery)
To the best brother and college chaperone, happy happy birthday! You deserve all the goodness there is in this world. You know your baby sister will always be around to bug you no matter how old you get! P.S. Stop filling the house with all your 3d puzzles. Istap it istap it! #brotherbear #tbt2008 (at Prague, Czech Republic)