“The Time Will Pass Anyway”

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Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. – Earl Nightingale

Hard things usually take time. So do the achievements that are meaningful to us.

Here’s something that sucks to admit: if we could get the big things – the meaningful things, our beautiful goals – right away, how meaningful would they really be?

If I turned into a writer overnight, without remembering ever going through the process of writing a book.

If I woke up one day and found myself to be an admired speaker, without having any recollection of being on a stage and inspiring people.

If I was told, all of the sudden, that I am the world’s greatest therapist without remembering ever seeing a smile of relief on my patients’ faces.

What meaning would that all have?

And is this what we would want?

Or is it about what the process would give us? How it would change us? And what kind of people it would turn us into?

I think we know the answer. And very little, if anything, in this quick blog post is unknown to you.

But when “the big things” are there on the horizon, not so close, as we’re putting the effort into walking towards it, let’s not be afraid of the time it might take us to get there.

Because the time will pass anyways.

And because it’s about what we gain on the way, isn’t it?


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