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Wait for Jack

   Jack Canfield is a successful motivational author and speaker who has inspired thousands of people with his writings and speeches.

  I always wanted to be like Jack.

  The first time I heard Jack speak, I snatched a $100 bill from him.

  Here's the thing.

  During his speech, Jack took a $100 bill out of his wallet and asked, "Who wants this?" Many people in the audience raised their hands, some even stood up, trying to get Jack's attention. Note, they are all waiting for Jack to choose himself. However, I ran straight to the stage and snatched the bills from him. As I ran to the stage, all sorts of thoughts ran through my mind - what would my actions lead to? Will I be embarrassed in front of 800 people? Will the security drag me off the stage? In the end, the desire to act in my heart was louder than the voice of hesitation.

  When I got the bill from Jack, Jack laughed and exclaimed, "Yes, that's it! We can't wait for an opportunity, we must act to create it to get what we want!"

  After the speech, I found Jack again, Had a long talk with him and boldly asked for his e-mail. Over the next few months, I emailed him frequently about my dream of becoming a writer too. He replies every time and keeps encouraging me. Later, because I was so busy with my livelihood, I forgot about my dreams and stopped sending emails to Jack.

  A year later, when I had the idea of ​​realizing my dream, I contacted Jack again, hoping to continue to receive his encouragement, but he did not reply to me. After checking my email multiple times without waiting for a reply, I suddenly woke up.

  what am i doing?

  I'm waiting! I am waiting for Jack's reply. I realized that, in fact, I have always had the habit of waiting, waiting to grow up since I was a child, waiting for graduation when I grew up, waiting for being selected by the employer, waiting for a free life, waiting for the arrival of a good day. I always thought that one day I could wait for the grand prize of my life. This time, I again pinned my hopes on Jack's reply that he would give me the courage to realize my dreams.

  I remembered the speech where I grabbed the bill from Jack, and when I came on stage, what were the people doing who wanted that bill too? They just sit in chairs and wait. I realized right away that I needed to do something instead of waiting. At this point, inspiration strikes like lightning: I want to write a book! The title of the book is "Waiting for Jack". Next, I quickly came up with chapter titles.

  Everything sounds great, but it's hard to do. I have wanted to quit many times, I have cried and wanted to give up, I have had the experience of changing the written text beyond recognition, I have had the idea of ​​rewriting it with a different theme, and I have had the anxiety of being exhausted. Yet every time I tell myself, "I can feel the fear, but I have to overcome it no matter what." I knew that the only thing I could do to make my dream a reality was to take action.

  We've all probably had a "waiting for Jack" experience, falsely believing that good luck awaits. We don’t try, we don’t persist, and we don’t remember our original intentions. This time, instead of waiting, I acted. Three years later, "Waiting for Jack" is on the Amazon bestseller list! I didn't expect such a good result. I came to believe that my abilities were much greater than I had ever known.

  Now I ask you, what are you waiting for?



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