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Now is Not the Right Time

February 10, 2021 in Motivational - 3 min read

Ever felt like things are working against you and the universe isn’t doing much to actually help you? Ever wondered why things are taking so long to get right? Yeah? You might not want to hear this but it’s all because it’s just not the right time. 

We plan our future in fine detail, we set goals and plan when they should be achieved, forgetting that life does not necessarily let us have it easy and that’s a good thing because setbacks give us more time to work on ourselves and our goals. Imagine if everything went smooth sailing for you, would you gain any knowledge? Would you have any mistakes to learn from? Would you learn to appreciate your achievements? Absolutely not.

Patience, that’s what life teaches us – mastering the art of being patient is the utmost important thing if you want to live without worry. Sometimes we plan to buy ourselves a car at a certain age but unemployment hinders us, we wish to find our perfect match or soulmate but we don’t meet anyone suitable for us the moment we seek them, we want to graduate like others have but we just keep getting delayed. As difficult as it may be to accept this, the truth is that things don’t work out for us when we want them to because it’s just not the right time.

When we fail to be patient, we fall into the trap of settling for something below what we deserve and below what we have worked hard for. The main problem with settling is that as time progresses, we find ourselves getting comfortable with the bare minimum we are getting. Learn to wait, bearing in mind that it will all work out in the end. 

Sometimes hinderance can be good for us because when things don’t go our way at the time we wish they would, our frustration towards the delay changes us and we grow out of our initial ideas and develop better ones. Avoid comparing your progress to others because although they may progress much faster than you right now, their time will come too where they will experience a hectic setback while you flourish. 

Sometimes hinderance can be good for us because when things don’t go our way at the time we wish they would, our frustration towards the delay changes us and we grow out of our initial ideas and develop better ones.

Don’t worry yourself too much, it all works out in the end. Goals will be achieved, valuable lessons will be learnt and there will be stories to tell. Do yourself a favour – do not give up on that dream, do not stop chasing what you want. Accept failure, you will stumble countless times and you will come across obstacles that will hold you back from getting what you want but don’t let that get to you, just know that now is not the right time. When the time is right everything will fall into place. For now, live for today and take things as they come. One day at a time soldier, one day at a time.

2 Comments

  • Xoliswa Mnguni February 11, 2021 at 05:48

    I felt the “one day at a time soldier, one day at a time”..im at a lowest point in my life and i feel like my work is not noticed or appreciated..and i know one day things will turn out good but its just hard to deal with this feeling at times.

    • Mbalenhle February 15, 2021 at 18:43

      Oh sis I know exactly what you mean! What really got me out of that phase of feeling unnoticed and unappreciated is believing myself, hyping myself up and consistently visualizing where I WILL be in a few months and years if I don’t give up. Don’t beat yourself up for feeling like this though, it’s only natural. Do what you can with what you have and everything will work out

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