I’ve continued to recognize the power individuals have to change virtually anything and everything in their lives in an instant. I’ve learned that the resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us, merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birthright. — Anthony Robbins
I seem to be doing a lot of waiting lately. I am waiting (like an expectant father in a hospital waiting room) for word regarding whether or not I’ve gotten a much-desired job.
I’m waiting for the scale to move so I can get a few pounds closer to the woman I used to be (even though the woman who used to be 38-23-36 was also YOUNG). Alas, there is no sense waiting for the milky smooth skin of my youth.
I’m waiting for Mr. Right. I’ve been waiting for Mr. Wrong to pick up the phone and tell me why he hasn’t returned a simple phone call, but today I stopped waiting and said a final good-bye in an email. That was liberating.
Maybe that is the ultimate answer: stop waiting – because in reality, whether it is for a time machine returning us to our former glory, or one that propels us into our ideal future, it is, after all, a waste of time. We lie in wait for the perfect life, job, lover, dress size, or home of our dreams when, in fact, we are simply wasting our precious minutes on earth in some sort of diabolic holding pattern.
What if, the next time you were “waiting” for something – even a line to move, or a package to arrive, you let out your breath, and just got on with the things you have control over? What if you didn’t waste a single thought on a prescribed outcome, but did something proactive? What if the life you dream of isn’t dependent on some outcome from some outside source, but lies within your own mind and in your own hands that are too busy accomplishing things to be bothered by someone else’s actions (or inaction)?
What if, through living instead of waiting, something even bigger happens? What if you realized EVERY delay is really a gift that holds a different and greater possibility?
I think I’ll just sit here a moment and wait for that to sink in.