I have never felt personal pressure to do something simply because others were doing it. I have never been the type of individual to base my actions on the timing of the actions of others. I have always marched to a different beat. While this particular type of mind-set offers clear benefits, it certainly comes with a few drawbacks. Although the drawbacks are temporary, they are still drawbacks. Drawbacks are simply disadvantages. Disadvantages are dependent on how you view your circumstances. What may be viewed as a failure to one may be embraced as an opportunity to others.
It is imperative that you not make major life decisions simply based on the feeling that you are running out of time. Time is a man-made concept. We are often pressured to make decisions, some hastily, because it is a “normal” thing to do or it seems like everyone around that age is doing it. I have humbly served as the best man to three incredible gentlemen in three outstanding weddings yet I haven’t once bought into the adage “always the groomsman, never the groom” or “always the bridesmaid, never the bride”. When it is my time, it will happen.
Some people rush into marriage and having children because their peers are entering that stage and they don’t want to be left out. Then seven years later, sometimes less and sometimes more, they realize that they want to join the staggering statistic of 50% of marriages that end in divorce simply because they rushed into that decision. Don’t base your decisions on what others are doing. Do it because it feels right and because the timing is close to perfect.
Understand that everything happens as it is designed to happen. You cannot rush love and you certainly cannot rush success. Some people get frustrated because they believe that they should have been at a particular place in life by this present moment. I am here to tell you that you are exactly where you are supposed to be at this very moment. The universe makes no mistakes; embrace your current state. If your blessing hasn’t yet arrived, don’t worry. It simply means that you are being prepared for it. Just be ready when it finally happens because it absolutely will, especially if you believe it.
Don’t lose hope as your time will come.
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