Have you ever been so tired that you stopped at a stop sign and waited for it to turn green?
That doesn’t happen. Ever. Stop signs stay red, and you’re the one choosing when to go forward.
There’s no use waiting for the perfect moment when universes will collide and someone will invite you to move forward. If you can’t make the decision, either someone’s going to honk or you’re going to stay there forever.
Every station on the road to success is a stop sign. You can wait for the green light, but it won’t come. You can wait to be honked at, but that won’t make you any friends.
To get to where you’re going, you can’t wait for someone else to push you, and you can’t standstill. You’ve got to be aware of your surroundings and make your own choices.
Richard St. John, in his TED talk called: Success is a Continuous Journey, tells us:
“Reaching success, I was pretty good at coming up with good ideas. Because I did all these simple things that led to ideas. But then I stopped, because I figured I was this hot-shot guy and I shouldn’t have to work at ideas, they should just come like magic. And the only thing that came was creative block. I couldn’t come up with any ideas.”
Awareness is key. Otherwise, you’re locked in at the stop sign.