Do You Feel Better Waiting?

clock-timeWe all wait to do things, right? Why is it that we wait? Maybe the concept was started at an early age by hearing – “Good things come to those who wait!”


Stop reading this for a moment and write down the following quickly without thinking for too long: One or two words in the form of a list, right down the page, what items, ideas, tasks, anything you know you want to do and need to do, yet, you have not done?

These are top of mind items which you have been putting off for one reason or another. Stop after two minutes.

Feel free to return to this list later. Possibly write out in a word or two next to each item why you have not done it yet.

Rather than recalling, “Good things come to those who wait.” How about, “A rolling stone gathers no moss.” Or a “ship belongs at sea not tied up to a berth for days and months on end.”

The bottom line is whatever is on your specific list – ACTION GETS THE REACTION. Standing still gets you nowhere.!

Okay, let’s assume this is sounding a bit familiar or potentially uncomfortable. Let’s look at this topic of waiting from another viewpoint. In our lives – stuff happens! Sorry, if this is not exactly a PhD type of statement. It is the truth though isn’t it?

There you are with a list a mile long of items – think of them as get-to. As in “I will get to it.” Then the stuff of life happens and everything hits the fan. All of your time and focus has to go to this stuff of life. What do you think happens to the long list of get-to items? Get-to rapidly becomes forget-to! Or never get-to!

Now if instead of waiting, items are taken care of and action is taken immediately when the stuff of life happens no one becomes side tracked.

A quick check in to see how you are doing? Still not working for you?

Here is one other consideration. What if there are ideas or projects on your list? Consider why these ideas or projects came to you. It is a Law of Nature which is you are being tested. These ideas or projects appeared in your mind as it is recognized you are ready to take these on. Is it possible you are waiting as you do not believe in your own ability to carry these out? Is it possible this is the root of the waiting?

Let me know how long your get-to list is in the comments area.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

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