I strongly believe waiting should always be a choice instead of a force that is brought into your life and makes you get into trouble and procrastination.
In most situations, people think that they are being forced to wait, and there are no other choices other than waiting. In fact, we can decide the time for us to enter or quit this “waiting room” and take overall control of our life.
Waiting should be a rest station for you, instead of being your obstacle to do things better
In reality, people will always wait for the “best” timing. If a person wants to do a startup, he waits for the time that is right for the business to launch. If we want to give our loved ones something special, we wait for the day for celebration.
These are all waiting — we choose the time for us to do our decisions when it is comfortable. A “waiting room” is giving us a free space to slow down ourselves, letting us be prepared for the next challenge.
This waiting room should be a rest station to power up your energy, give you the mentality to think wisely before making the next decision. However, most people are making this an obstacle — they are staying in this room for too long.
When you are staying in a waiting room, you don’t know what is happening outside the room, and you would likely miss a lot of opportunities.
It’s not an excellent choice for you to stay for a long time in the room. You are investing your time to wait if you know what you are doing, otherwise; you are wasting your time. If you want to drive and move to a new wonderland, you can always park your car at the rest station whenever you are feeling tired.
But if you stop there and never proceed with your journey, you will stay at the station forever and never meet your destination.
Waiting should not be a reason to procrastinate your goals, your work, or your ambition. If you want to achieve the destination, you need to schedule your time to wait; you need to take action to drive the car out of the station.
Wait for a reason and remember to go back on track
We wait for timing; we wait for rest. There is a reason for you to wait, and it is your choice to wait. You decide to wait because you want to pick a better date to launch your business; you wait because you are feeling tired; you wait because you want to be will-prepared to get into your journey — and that’s fine.
You cannot find a reason to wait because you are waiting to wait — you shouldn’t do that. You choose to wait because that is your choice, and you need it for you to walk for a long journey. If there is no reason for you to wait, stop waiting and move forward to your destination.
Nevertheless, you need to remember to go back to your track. You know the reason for you to wait, and that will always remind you to continue your journey to achieve the things that you are waiting for.
Waiting can be a choice, a need, or a decision, and that depends on the people who waited. But it shouldn’t be a reason that takes over your action and stops you.
Walked out of the room and never come back instead
Yes, if we want to do a project, we need to be patient and pay off the time doing it. However, if you only stay in your waiting room without going out of the room and find out more opportunities, you will be stuck in the room forever.
Is just like being a frog at the bottom of the well — the things and ideas that you see are just so limited in the room.
If the journey is not the right path for you, quit it instead of waiting. For instance, if you drive on the wrong route to the journey, or the path is too harsh for you to continue, just quit it. You can give up this path, choose another route to drive; if you meet something blocking your way, turn back again to find another solution
Waiting is not the overall solution if no action is taken. If something is not worth waiting for, just quit it instead of wasting the time.
Niklas Göke, a writer at Medium, has written in his article about the 3 Rules for Dropping Project. In his article, he told people how to find better timing to quit instead of wasting more time doing a task that is unlikely to succeed.
This idea may be against some people’s mindset, but it is true to walk outside the waiting room if you find yourself exhausted staying in the room if it doesn’t revive you.
Waiting is a choice. You can choose to wait or not. You can choose to quit and leave the things that you are doing because this is your choice — you don’t have to make “waiting” to take over your life.
“They say don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good, but you also mustn’t let “good” be the enemy of “better.” — Niklas Göke
If you feel a will to quit instead of waiting, just do it. There is no right or wrong when making a decision, that’s all our choice in life.
Learning how to wait, instead of waiting to wait
In real life, we have a lot of things that we need to wait for. We wait for our results when we are studying; we wait to get approval to enter a company after sending our resume; we wait for a chance that can change our life, an opportunity that can benefit us.
“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” Joyce Meyer
We will meet a situation that we need to “wait”. However, could we decide when we want to wait instead of letting a situation force us to get into the “waiting room”?
The answer is yes
Instead of making you waiting for the results, what about utilizing your waiting time to gain new knowledge and let the excellent results come naturally?
Instead of waiting for a company to hire you, what about trying to improve your resume, enhance your expertise during the time of waiting?
Make your waiting time meaningful is the aim for you to choose to wait rather than being forced into an unknown situation. You are using this “waiting room” to become a better version of yourself, and still don’t let the opportunities that you are waiting for slip over your hand.
Waiting is a stop for a journey, but it’s not the end of it. Choosing whether to wait or quit is a decision, and it’s not giving up the opportunity that you are waiting for. If you want to accomplish your goals in life, make waiting for your choice instead of destiny. Take action and make small changes instead of plain waiting for no reason.
“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” Bradley Whitford