We have a student at the Institute for Humane Education from Kenya. During our student residency a few years ago, he told me that many of his friends spent their time waiting for work. They had great ideas but did nothing all day. His friends, like him, were college educated and had much to offer their country and their communities, but they were always waiting for some government funding to come through or a bank loan to be approved or money of some kind that would help them get started. Meanwhile, this student had launched many worthwhile initiatives in his area of Kenya, including a women's agricultural cooperative, a humane education club for school children and a successful outreach program for people infected with HIV/AIDS. I asked him where he got his start-up money and he laughed. "I never wait for money," he said. "I just start walking and the money meets me on the path."
I love that. How many of us are "waiting" for something in order to begin our real work in the world? I think it's a common theme in life, and sometimes we're not even aware that we're waiting.
So, what are you waiting for?
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