I used to think that life was something like a fancy restaurant, where you wait politely until someone comes to take you order. I don’t see it that way anymore, I now know life is more like a smorgasbord or an all you can eat salad bar. You can’t wait for opportunities to fall into your lap, you have to get up from the table and grab them yourself. No one is going to wait on you anymore. They’re all too busy tending to their own needs. So speak up, get up, and take what you need to make life worthwhile for you.
Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself. – Robert Foster Bennett