“If time be of all things the most precious,
wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
I read this play many years ago. To be honest, it didn’t make much sense to me.
Years later it sunk in (at least I think it did 🙂 ).
In Waiting For Godot (an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett), two characters spend their time waiting for Godot. They wait and wait. They wait two days for a person they hardly know.
Godot never shows.
Have you been waiting for the right person to show up?
That person with the answer key to life?
The captain to sail your ship in to port?
Perhaps you are waiting for that friend to get the financing he said was a lock.
The knight or princess to come riding in on the wind?
If only so-and-so were to help, then . . .
Are you waiting for opportunity to knock?
The entitlement clause in life to kick in?
Friend, your moment of now is here. Your entitlement clause is here.
In part, it reads:
You are entitled to go and grab your dreams by the horns. You are entitled to not let go until the ride is over and what you’ve dreamt is realized. You are entitled to not accept a no from yourself or anyone else. You are entitled to all the striving you can muster.
In short, you are entitled to be plucky (- having or displaying courage or spirited resourcefulness in trying circumstances: brave; spirited).
You were meant to be plucky. Your life is hardly a random accident, so it shouldn’t be lived as such.
Be the right person to come along for y-o-u. No one should want it as bad for you as you do for yourself. It is all too easy to fall into the trap of placing your hopes in the hands of others. Waiting for that friend who will partner with you on that million-dollar idea. It is too easy to waste time waiting for Godot. I have been there and it is maddening. Unfortunately, more than once.
I personally sat on one project for over three years waiting for others to finish their end. The project wasn’t sending out a space mission. It was much less complicated. I could have paid someone else to handle it in a much shorter time. Fortunately, I had other projects going.
But, who cares?
The time I can never get back.
But, the lesson?
Well, that’s pretty valuable, now isn’t it?
Are you guilty of Waiting for Godot? What project could you get going on?
Live it LOUD!