Are You in Life’s Waiting Room?

Do you feel like you are always waiting for something?  I know there are times when I am.

  • Waiting for summer
  • Waiting for the weekend
  • Waiting for the end of day
  • Waiting for to feel like working out
  • Waiting for someone to arrive
  • Waiting for someone to leave
  • Waiting for the mood to strike
  • Waiting for a baby to be born
  • Waiting for ….

We are always waiting for something.  That is why we get so excited when things actually happen. We have been waiting for them.  The whole idea of planning things and then waiting for them to come together is a fundamental thing.  We need to have a plan, we need to have a goal, we need to have something to work toward unless we are always waiting and doing nothing that will get us closer to accomplishing that goal.  

There are times when our job is to put things in motion and then wait.  But not everything is like that.  Actually, most things require us to constantly work toward that goal.  For example, you want to be parents.  Then poof you are expecting a baby.  Aside for the mom growing that child, there is little to do, or is there?  The baby will need clothes, a bed, a car seat, diapers, and so much more. Sure the baby does all the growing on its own, but there are still a lot of things that need to be done to be able to care for that child once it arrives.  The goal, in this case, was to become parents.  And then it happens.

But what happens when we are in a perpetual waiting room?  What do we do when we have a ‘thing’ that will need our constant attention.  Do we stay in that waiting room, or do we jump in and get things done.  People tend to fall into a couple of camps.  Perpetual waiters and constant jumpers.  Where are you?  Do you tend to think things through to the point where you become an expert at the ‘thing’ but fail to actually do anything about it?  Do you just jump into that ‘thing’ and figure things out as you go along?

There are times for both and we know that.  But if you were honest with yourself you would know where you typically land.  This time of year, there are a lot of things that people tend to put off.  With the holidays firmly upon us, the priority is rarely on our own health.  Yet, it should be.  When we started out on our ‘get healthy’ journey it was Dec 1.  We had so many things going on people told us that we were crazy. And we probably were.  Won't be the first crazy thing I do, won't be that last.  But what was the point in waiting? Was I going to be more inclined to get healthier in the new year? Was it going to be easier in a few weeks?  Would it make my like better if I waited?  What was the big reason to wait?  There were no good reasons to wait.  None at all!  So we didn’t.  

I am not saying that what worked for us will work for you, but what is the real reason that you are waiting to do something about your health?  Most of the reasons have nothing to do with any real issues.  Most of the reasons are actually excuses.  Most of us, if it came right down to it, have been waiting for permission to do it.  Well, wait no more.

Please, get out of the waiting room of life and get on with it.  Your new life is on the other side of that door of opportunity and it is great.  You will never regret starting.  You will regret not starting sooner, so, your number has been called and it’s your turn to show up and get out and do it.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. -Barack Obama

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