Restlessness is a character trait that I would vigorously encourage. I have a restless personality and I am proud of it. When we are restless, our brain is letting us know that we can learn more, we can do more and we can achieve more.

Throughout my life I have been restless and impatient and I have been frowned upon by family members, relatives, friends and acquaintances who would tell me that I was restless, impatient and ambitious.

My restlessness was seen as a negative emotion, outlook or attitude and it was something I had to work through and deal with. It was opt to me to accept my current situation or standing and be okay with my lot or I could do something to satisfy my restlessness and improve my life.

I decided to change course and took another path that was available at the time. Of course I was skeptical which is normal, but I could feel that something was missing and I had to find out; that I could do more and have more in life. Yes, at an early age, I already believed that life is how we make it. If we have faith and we stick to what is good, what is true, what honest and what is real, we will always prevail.

When we are restless, our mind is telling us to dream and to strive for more. Restlessness is the emotion we experience before we make a change. It is the trigger, the catalyst that induces us to take action; the wakeup call that what we have now is not enough and we must act.

We can treat restlessness as a call to action, brought on by boredom, so surely the solution to it is to take steps and remove the boredom.

But restlessness is not enough to achieve our dreams. It is simply the first step. We have to act on it. Whether we are restless about a relationship we want stop or start, restless about our job prospects and how unfulfilling our job is or restless about our yearning to travel, about how big the world is and we want to see more of it. They are all positive forethoughts, donít keep those worries and aspirations inside but take them, understand them and act on them accordingly.

Let us be grateful that we are restless, pity the ones who are contented with less. Our restlessness means we are not accepting the status quo. Nothing comes to those who wait and time is running out the door we are running in.

If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, that is good. If there is anxiety, so much the better. If there is restlessness, then let there be ideas, hard thoughts, and hard work. If we feel small, let us make ourselves bigger.

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

We know there is more to life, so let us go out and get it. Get restless and be fulfilled.

By Tim Pedrosa

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When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.-Ella Wheeler Wilcox