Today I want to pose a question to you: What are you waiting for?
I read this question the other day and it got me thinking about how life works and waiting. Sometimes you feel like life is stuck or you’re not sure what step to take next, and if you look behind that feeling of frustration you’ll probably find something that you’re waiting for. Maybe it’s something magical or spiritual that you’re waiting for, or maybe it’s simply a helping hand from a friendly stranger, or maybe it’s an age you are waiting to reach, or a deadline you set for yourself. Whatever it is, sometimes the biggest key to breaking through the frustration is realizing that you were waiting for something in the first place, because once you know you’re waiting, you’re able to get out there and work towards that goal or release that thing you’re waiting for.
There’s nothing wrong with waiting for things in life, I know it seems like society has tried to teach us otherwise, but waiting is a normal and healthy part of life. It teaches us that some things are worth waiting for (like Christmas each year), or that sometimes we have to earn things, or that sometimes when we wait we realize or find out that what we were wanting isn’t good or right for us. Waiting also gives us time to build relationships and put effort into things, rather than just having things handed to us and losing the substance that instantaneous often doesn’t create.
Waiting sometimes also gives us the opportunity to be brave and strike out on our own or take action to make things happen that wouldn’t get done or wouldn’t get done in a particular way if it was just handed to us. That time of waiting can help develop skills and confidence and expose us to things that we would miss out on otherwise, things that are crucial to our success or growth in the future.
So what are you waiting for today? Is it something you should take action on rather than waiting any longer? Is it something you should stop waiting for and move on to something else? Or is it teaching you patience and encouraging you to slow down in life? What are you waiting for?