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The Perfect Timing

01 Jun

I believe in the perfect timing. And I encourage you to do the same.

In 2003, I began my writing adventure. I was thirteen, and a horrible writer. In 2011, I wrote my first novel. I launched my book on my 21st birthday, and never did/never will cover the cost of that project. In 2015, my first professionally published novel hit bookshelves. I thought it would change my life. But on a monumental level, it did not. Counting the years, it has been awhile since I started. But am I where I dreamt I’d be in the start? No. Will my time come? I believe so. When? I don’t know.

It’s easy to throw in the towel whenever dreams and goals don’t come to past. Why? Because we live in a world where everything is accessible with a snap of a finger. We’re accustomed to the promptness, that our patience has ebbed. And when we don’t see our dreams realising one year, two years, three years down the road, we call it quits. With the lack of patience, we give up on the most important things in life – we fail to realise, that the things that matter, don’t run with earth’s timeline. And with that ignorance, we move on… never achieving what we initially set out to achieve.

I’m no stranger to the thoughts of giving up. In high school, I loved writing. But because I didn’t win any short story competitions, I thought I wasn’t good enough. And yes, I wasn’t – I wasn’t good enough. So, I stopped writing stories and went into poetry. But if I kept writing – practicing and honing the craft – I could’ve been good enough, and perhaps be better than I am today. Due to the lack of immediate results, in an era of instant gratification, I questioned my passion. But thankfully, I decided to try again. And since then, I’ve learned to be patient – to trust in the perfect timing.

I know it’s scary to put faith in something we cannot see. Time is not physical, and the concept of the perfect timing could actually take decades to materialise. Heck, we might not even live to see its arrival. In this case, ignorance isn’t bliss. However, such ignorance holds the power of believe.

Passion is driven by believe – without believe, there’s no passion. But believe requires the metaphysics of time. It is of this world, but doesn’t abide by worldly laws of seconds, minutes, and hours. Hence believing in our dreams – constantly fanning our passion – can only be achieved by faith in the perfect timing, where dreams come to past and where lives are changed.

If you want to achieve your dreams, you have to believe – even if it takes years, even if you don’t see the results in your youth, even if it only presents itself generations later – there’s a perfect timing for everything. And as ignorant, laughable, and foolish as it may be – to have such a conviction – it is worth the lifetime.

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8 responses to “The Perfect Timing

  1. rickysings28

    June 1, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    “I know it’s scary to put faith in something we cannot see. Time is not physical, and the concept of the perfect timing could actually take decades to materialise”.

    So true my friend. Loved these lines. Loved the entire post. All I’d say is that the journey becomes easier when you start taking it as a journey. Awards and accolades are not as important as important it is keep doing what you love. Be it writing or anything else. And, you never know which road in your life will shower flowers 💐 on you. Till that happens, we must continue. Even if that doesn’t happen, we must continue. True success is not winning a title, it’s winning hearts. And, you’ve already won mine.

    Wish you luck, dear.

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      June 1, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Couldn’t agree more – the joy of doing what we love is greater than recognition. And it is, indeed, an honour to win hearts – I’m honoured to have won yours 🙂

      Thank you, for reading and leaving this wonderful comment, Ricky! I hope you find Spring in your journey too.

       
  2. ambivert1979

    June 1, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    What a great post! Thank you. Words of encouragement when needed the most.

    “Hence believing in our dreams – constantly fanning our passion – can only be achieved by faith in the perfect timing, where dreams come to past and where lives are changed.”

    Here’s to staying stong and believing all the way.

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      June 1, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Thank YOU for reading! I’m glad it was encouraging. Nothing can stand in the way of true believing 🙂

       
  3. giddybooks

    June 1, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    This is encouraging. Realistic ways of looking at the world help me so much more than. Reality is hard, but its not hopeless. Thank you thank you thank you for your words!

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      June 2, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Yes, definitely not hopeless. Believing gives meaning to life. So never stop believing!

       
  4. Megan

    June 2, 2017 at 4:36 am

    So true! We should never give up on our dreams. I mean, the time will go by anyway right? Why not use it to work on what you love? 🙂

     
    • Jeyna Grace

      June 2, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Exactly! Our dreams are worth every moment – without them, we have nothing to live for.

       

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