Don’t be an observer. Get on your feet and start pursuing your dreams today, this minute, now. Do not say: “Tomorrow I will start.” Submit those CVs and stop shrugging them under your mattress. Do research about your field of interest and start networking, save money, go to the gym, but whatever you do, just start. I failed some of my modules while I was still at university, simply because I relaxed and took it easy.I thought I had time, until it was too late. I have realised that procrastination is the mother of all setbacks. A lot of your friends will or might be successful before you and it will often make you evaluate your life and ask yourself: “What am I doing wrong every day which sets me further away from my dreams and success? Has God abandoned or forgotten about me? Am I bewitched?”And honestly the answers to all your questions will lie within your willingness to get up and change your life. Do not be or become an observer of all people around you. Take charge and start participating in your own life. Most of us just want to get up in good, paid-off houses, paid-off luxury cars and good, secure jobs.But we must never forget that life is unpredictable and nothing comes in the order you had always planned it.Instead of measuring that you will get rich and have your own family by the time you are 28, you might find yourself having to delay those plans by the time your deadline approaches. You might have what you had planned for ten years after your very own predictions. As a human being, one has to be active and avoid being distracted by others’ early fortunes and success. You want to be an astronaut? Want to be a director general at your work place? A neurosurgeon? All you need to know is that the field you have chosen will require a specific time period and sacrifices. Yes, your friends might get rich and well-off before you, but when you put all your energy, faith and hard work into what you do, when the time to reap comes, you will be even wealthier, happier and you will have peace. So, with that being said, we should not be threatened by the success of others, but should instead be happy and rejoice with them during their time of harvest for what they have worked for.Your own time is coming. Keep on working and I promise you, one day you will be reading this piece again with a big a grin. ) Express welcomes anyone to contribute to the weekly column. There is no payment for writers. Send your opinion piece (not exceeding 500 words in Sotho or English) via email to email@example.com. Writers are welcome to send articles of a spiritual nature.