We live in a fast-moving world and it appears as if no one has time to wait for anyone or anything. The internet is full of inspirational quotes about making things happen and “seizing the day” when you have the chance, so it doesn’t surprise me that almost everyone has become so impatient.
I have been impatient for all of my life. I wanted to fulfill all of my goals, both personal and professional. I have never been the type of person who tends to wait for the “perfect moment” to do something or postpone things until later. Even in my 20s, I had a clear, definite agenda: get my college degree, get a well-paid job, get married, and start a family. Fortunately, I’ve ticked off all of the boxes.
I really wasn’t aware of the power that waiting has. I thought waiting was just a waste of time. It was something you did when you lacked strength, courage, or motivation to do something. It was only an excuse not to “seize the day.” But, I was wrong.
What I have realized since then is that waiting isn’t empty hoping – it actually has the power to help us create the life we want.
Your mind, or your ego, doesn’t like waiting. In fact, they’re the part of you which screams at you, “Don’t be passive! Do something! Act!” And since our society is ego-driven, you will find many other people who support that message.
But, what many of us fail to realize is that there is timing to all things in life. And more often than not, it isn’t the timing that we want. Because there are things which happen on a subconscious level, both in other people and in ourselves – things that we learn when the time is right. That’s the reason why we need to wait for this deep sense of inner knowing.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you are certain that everything in your life will turn out the way you plan it and want it, or that you aren’t afraid of failure. But, you simply know it in your heart and in the depths of your being when is the right time to do something.