Good things come to those who wait

I have always been optimistic. I always believed no matter what happened around my disability, that good things would come. I had to wait. Innately that belief never left me. I needed to be patient. I needed to persevere.

That no matter what happened I couldn’t give up. Although I was an angry child, I never stopped believing in good things. Good things don’t just come, success doesn’t just happen, we must continue to work on ourselves, on what we achieve.

Success isn’t something we can expect, but with perseverance we can anticipate it. We can never assume we will be successful, we must work at being successful. Success is gradual. We must be patient, we must continue to work on ourselves.

Good things come to those who wait. Not working on ourselves whilst still waiting, will bring with it results that we may not like, or anticipate. We must continue to be instrumental in shaping our lives.

The universe was continually aware of my physical, mental and emotional struggles. It knows each of us and will always try to help and balance things out, but we must continue to work on ourselves, on our spiritual and emotional growth.

We must believe in good and do good, even if part of that means we must work on ourselves. Not everything happens when we expect it to, we must work on ourselves and wait for good things to come.

27 Apr, 2020

8 thoughts on “Good things come to those who wait

  1. Well, if good things do come to those who wait, I should be expecting a lot of things to come to me.

    I feel like I have been waiting for a good 50 years or so. I have what I would consider to be a near to a photographic memory and can remember pretty much everything that happened over the years.

    It hasn’t been a good thing for me as there are a lot of things that I wish I could forget. Doing things the old way, I should have known that things weren’t going to turn out well for me.

    Now that I’m focused on doing what I need to for myself instead of everyone else my life seems to be getting better, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

    It may not be very pleasant or easy, but I know that I need to make the choices that are best for me.

    1. Thanks Randy. Yes, sadly good things don’t just come and success doesn’t just happen, we must continue to work on ourselves, on what we achieve.

      It’s taken me a lot of years to work through my own issues, it takes a lifetime or what seems like a lifetime for circumstances to change.

      I love that you are now focusing on doing what you need to do for yourself and it’s working. I would continue to focus on yourself. It’s not selfish, it’s kind.

      The more you concentrate on yourself in the short term, the more you will help and concentrate on others in time.

    2. Hi Randy,

      I can relate to what you said about focusing on yourself. A lot of time it seems easier to focus on other people’s problems and try to fix them then to fix your own.

      But trying to make other people do what you think is best for them, often just leads to frustration on both ends. In the end, I think its easier to fix our problems once we have the courage and commitment to do so.

      Thanks for reminding me to focus on myself and I hope you do the same.

      1. Hi Dillon,

        Thank you. I am so pleased my words resonated with you, your words also resonated with me.

        Truthfully, I have found it difficult let go of some of my experiences, but I do think you’re right that with courage, it does become easier for us to fix our problems.

        Your response is a gentle reminder for me too that it is okay for us to focus and commit to ourselves.


  2. Today your post could not be more true for me. I got a call from my boss letting me know there’s a good chance a job is still available for me when I finish school. This finally gave me the hope and comfort I was looking for in all this uncertainty.

    I agree with what you said about success. Success happens gradually, when we continue to work on ourselves. But we shouldn’t expect it.

    I used to live life by the motto ‘expect the worst and hope for the best’ but that never brought me much good fortune. And expecting the best all the time will only lead to disappointment.

    Now I try to live life without expectations and just be in the moment, yet remaining hopeful about the future. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    1. Hi Dillon and welcome to the site. Yes, these times are unprecedented and difficult. I am pleased my blog resonated with you today and that a job may come good for you after you finish school.

      I love the fact that you have chosen to live without expectations. I also came to that same conclusion in life around my disability.

      I have become even more reflective at this time. I know the more we come to expect, the more we anticipate people will do right by us and that is not always the case. Sadly the pandemic has shown us that.

      Like you, I also think we have to be realistic and hopeful. Not being either will set us up to fail. Given my experiences around a disability I didn’t know I had, I had to remain hopeful.

      I agree with you. Being hopeful kept me mentally and emotionally strong, growing up not knowing about my disability. Not to would have kept me mentally paralysed.

  3. Everything good in this world takes time, patience and most importantly an openness.

    That is why we must be patient while taking the opportunity to work on our awareness.

    1. I absolutely agree with you. Time, patience and openness. Everything the world needs, none of which it has and that’s down to all of us.

      If the coronavirus teaches us one thing and I go back to that, it’s that we must ALL change through the other end.

      We cannot afford to be complacent, think it’s for someone else and not us. We must all change to become patient, open and honest.

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