The other day I was watching The Departed, a fantastic gangster movie. And one of the phrases in the movie was grabbed in my head:
A man makes his own way. No one gives it to you. You have to take it.
We’ve been brainwashed at school that we have to wait until someone gives us the opportunity.
We usually wait until somebody says it’s our turn.
We don’t go to college until it’s the right time.
We don’t graduate until four years pass—or whatever the standard is.
We don’t take the job until we get the working experience they require.
But you know what? Something worth doing ain’t be done by waiting.
No one gives it to you. You have to take it.
If no one gives you the opportunity, go out there and take it.