Now before you send me an e-mail to correct the above statement, I want to assure you that I was fully alert and awake when I wrote it.

The fact is: I disagree with the statement that 'good things come to those who wait.' Let me explain why:

Here are seven reasons why I believe that 'good things DON'T come to those who wait.'

1. Good things are WAITING to come to you.

I really believe it. I'm firmly convinced that good things are waiting to jump out and grab you. Good things are happening everyday to people all around the world. The question you should be asking is, WHY NOT ME?

2. Good things come to those who HUSTLE WHILE THEY WAIT.

Yes, even when nothings happening, you can still be doing something. Ever seen a duck gliding on a glassy sheet of water? Have you taken time to check out her webbed feet underneath? Cool, calm and collected on top, but underneath her little legs are moving like a raging torrent. That's what I mean by hustling. If nothing's happening, keep busy doing something.

3. Good things come to those who GO get them.

I know that in this day and age of instant gratification that we may find this hard to believe, but there comes a point when you are going to have to GO and MAKE IT HAPPEN. Aggressively pursue good things for you and your family.

4. Good things come to those who EXPECT good things.

It all comes down to expectation. On the other hand, if you expect bad, guess what? Bad will hit you right in the face. However, if you expect good to arise out of bad circumstances, then you'll find your rainbow for every storm. Expect good and be prepared to be showered in goodness.

5. Good things come to those who DEVELOP themselves.

When preparation meets with opportunity there is always success. Remain in a constant state of preparation, because you can never tell when your opportunity will arrive. A state of preparedness is demonstrated by a life that never stops learning.

6. Good things come to those who GIVE MORE than expected.

The more you give the more you'll receive. Those who over-give, over-supply and over-extend, beyond the call of duty, will always be over-joyed.

7. Good things come to those who LAST THE DISTANCE.

You must always be a long distance runner when dealing with life issues. A quick fix is not always the best answer. Long-term planning and long-term perseverance is required. Always set your sights on long term and lasting achievement. Put in the required effort now and be rewarded in the future.

You can do it!

Peter Sinclair '...where Quality Motivational Content is Paramount!'

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