It will happen when it is time.
You should not decide what you will do or not do based on time. Time will not accomplish a thing on its own. Decide what you want to do, then make good of your time to do it; this should be the order of how you decide. No matter how much time you have, if you do not know how you will use it, you will not know how much you need: If you have enough time or not. What matters most is how you are going to fill the space.
If you bake a cake for the required time but use the wrong ingredients, you will not get the cake you want. Then, you would have a cake you cannot eat and time you no longer have. This time was your time.
(Time is space—Space is time.)
Persistence is the key to reaching the most worthwhile goals we set for ourselves and what is so wonderful about that is there is no age limit. You are never too young or too old. Babies and toddlers, teenagers, and young adults to the elderly set goals for themselves and those goals they reach. So, you cannot be easily discouraged.
What is so great is that it does not matter how successful or not you are; this still applies to you. So, do not be too quick to dismiss what you hear here. Instead, you should listen to what you read. It is never too late to learn or reinforce what you know.
Those things in life that you want and do not get were likely the next step away, that step that you did not take. Some are reluctant to set lofty goals for fear of not reaching them. With this thinking, they never will. But one thing you must be is realistic.
No matter the time spent on the task, you are not likely to succeed unless you are keenly aware of your strengths and weaknesses. It is the reason why many fall short—it is a mind thing. They were aiming for a place they had not prepared themselves to reach. As in most things we do, the solution is to prepare for the tasks ahead. You must have the right “tools” to do the job. It might mean taking courses at your local campus or online, doing research, or buying and learning to use “actual” tools. And persistence and determination are the tools you cannot buy—they must be in you.
With each step you take, you are closer to the next step, and each step will show you the way, which will take you home to your goal. Each step is a “worker” activity you must do to reach your objective. It is just another piece of the whole. And if you want what you do not have, you first must have what you need to get what you want. It Is How You Think.
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING
Special Note: If you are of the older generation, please pass this on to any young people you know. I worked with the young at one time, and I can say for sure, without reservation, that the Black youth—some/most—were then and is now misguided and unrealistic about how the world works, especially the work world. I worked with both Black and White, and there is a stark difference. Sadly, I see this with many of the adults as well. I know, of which I speak, for I was also a recruiter and placement specialist for several years and Director of an Equal Opportunities program. And yes, this is a message.
As with anyone else, you cannot allow yourself to be easily dissuaded by any person or thing—especially yourself—when you are ready to let the “world” know that you are on a mission. And if you want to make it to the finish line, you must first be determined to do so and be persistent in your efforts until you do. Persistence and determination go hand in hand. Each is a necessary strength (a must-have) to perform the tasks needed to accomplish a previously unreached goal or objective. A goal that requires all you think you have to give—then more until you know you have. Mission accomplished.
We will be learning about how we think and the workings of the brain as long as there is the power of thought. There can be no end. Just as it is with life, there will always be much left to learn. It would be a lofty goal to want to know why there is life. To think we can understand this reveals a great deal about how we think. And it is a road with no end, as well. We are yet to discover why one would take a life. To indicate how far we are from these incredible feats, researchers who study the brain are still trying to figure out why we sleep. Sleep: a thing that seems so essential, and they do not know. We have dreams, and no one knows why. Time is what we need, and we know we have that. What we do not and will not know is how much.
We never know how much time we have to use the time we have. So, you should always use your time wisely. When you do not know what to do next, do what you know now. Your next step should never be rushed or forced. We can never breathe the next breath. It is not for us to know it all. It is for us to understand what we need to know. The time of man is not precise. You can never know, with confidence, what will happen next. All we can do is plan with what we think we know. The future is not ours to know. It can be over just when we think we do.