Does Thirst make You Hungry
Discovering the Moment
Have you ever wanted something so bad that you couldn't get to it fast enough. Or maybe that something wanted you so bad it constantly harassed you. I am a firm believer that we were each put here with a certain skill. Joking amongst my friends in a crude way saying, "We all have our special talents." Someone that I know told me a story that is similar to mine. They told me how they never anticipated on becoming a writer when they were little. This person had worked so many jobs and got fired from more than half of them. Its not that the person was unlucky but they clearly thought too highly of themselves in an arrogant way to where it affected their outcome.
They told me about how they wasted a lot of time not sure what they were going to do but the one thing that remained constant was writing. The ability to put words to paper form all of your crazy stories is not as easy as it seems. The writer told me that he gave into the gift because it was more satisfying to do so. Unlike him I didn't get fired from just about everywhere I worked but I did shy away from writing because it didn't pay the bills. Stories would be in my head all the time with my imagination running wild. It got to the point where it really didn't matter about being able to make an income off of writing because I enjoyed it so much. So what do you do after discovering what you are meant to do?
Wishing for more
Let's just say you know exactly what you want to do but it's not coming together. Do you keep going until it does come together or do you just give up because the task has become to hard. We wish for more all the time claiming that if we had that one chance we will soar to the top. Being guilty of this myself I never really knew how annoying it could be when you talk to others about what you want to do yet you are not taking the initial steps to make it happen. My writer friend told me over and over again about his dream but there was no plan in action or at least that is what he led me to believe. So why do people wish for things that they know they are not going to do? Well its always easier to talk than do.
How does someone get from thirsty to hungry when you have a dream or goal in mind but you are half-assing it? But then again each person walks their own walk so it really isn't fair to compare your success based on others. My writer friend admitted to me that even though he had this drive he didn't know how to go about getting himself out there. Understanding what he was saying as I let him know at the same time, don't talk just do. People can love you and get tired of you at the same time. So it is important that we look for cheerleaders within ourselves.
Being hungry for your dreams requires so much work that I understand why some of us as in general get further along in life than others. Not to be comparative in this situation but unfortunately society holds everyone to standards on how things go in the world. For an example it use to be if you were not married as woman by a certain age you are considered an old maid. Meanwhile men are bachelors forever but that's another story entirely. This doesn't mean that my friend wasn't doing anything during his complaining era but I couldn't see it. Through the sheer will and determination of a person is what gets them to that next level. In other words being hungry enough to make things happen in life sometimes overrule talent just a little bit.
It's never too late to be the best person you can be in this life. Carrying around a defeat-us attitude will get you nowhere. But if that is what you want to do then it might not be so bad. I am not suggesting that because you are not doing something worldly spectacular that it means nothing. Who better to know your dreams than you. However not willing to try because it doesn't yield any fast results or being scarred of failure isn't an excuse. We may live in a technology age where everything is at the click of a button but the fact still remains that in order to reap the harvest you must sow some seeds.
My writer friend finally got his butt in gear and wrote all kinds of stories that he is working on self publishing. Come to think of it things do happen right on time since it is more easier to self publish and promote your work now-a-days. All of the late nights, early mornings, for hours on end is beginning are starting to pay off. Even through all of his disappointments, tragedies, and a string of weird coincidences he manages to keep a positive attitude. Now this time he is doing better than ever before so in a way writing is saving his life.