The waiting is the hardest part – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
They say good things come to those who wait. For some yes, for others no. Most times not. But how about when it’s out of your control?
For example, the re-design of this blog was going to be launched today, but for reasons beyond my control…it has to wait, technical difficulties which won’t allow us to get it just right. In that case, my blog about the WHY, your WHY, has to wait, since it will make more sense on the new platform. Next Tuesday is now the scheduled date.
So while I wait… the question is not a bad one for all of us to think about. Why wait? Like I said at the top, sometimes good things come to those who wait. I believe it all depends on what you are waiting for. If it’s truly out of your control, sure. But if it’s to finally live the life you deserve, then today is the best day to get started, at the latest tomorrow, because tomorrow is only a whisper of a promise. Tomorrow may never come, we are teased and enticed by the allure of a new day, but what if the “what if” happens. What if it doesn’t? Or what if it does, but you waited, and waited and waited, only to look back on your life and realize the worst. You never fulfilled your purpose, you wished upon a star, but never took any action to reach for it, you simply stared up into the night sky, hoping, dreaming, thinking…but nothing more.
Don’t wait, if you want more. The time to begin with the smallest step is right now, build a burning sense of urgency, but don’t get overwhelmed, simply take that first step, and keep moving forward, even with the tiniest of momentum, even one-tenth of one-percent, strive to get better than you were the day before, the key is growth in any area of your life, for whatever you want. Don’t wait.
Will it kill you to wait? Nope, not today. But the act of waiting, the decision to do nothing, to wait until the tomorrow which may never come will kill your dream. Remember it’s you who is waiting, your dream, the life you want, waits for you to bring it to life. Heed the words of the legendary singer/songwriter Billy Joel, (a song my daughter and her friends just found out existed, and they’ve got BIG dreams):
You know that when the truth is told
that you can get what you want or you can just get old.
You’re gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
when will you realize… Vienna (your dream) waits for you.
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Financial Services
#1 Amazon Best-Seller: It Takes 2. Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story
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