“The waiting is the hardest part.” We’ve all heard that line from the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song “Don’t Do Me Like That.” And it’s true—waiting is often the hardest thing to do. Especially when it comes to our dreams and goals, it can be frustrating to wait for the right time or opportunity to come around. We’ve all been there. We wait and wait for the right opportunity, the right time, the right person, and so on and so forth. But what happens when that time never comes? Are we just supposed to sit around and wait for it? Of course not! The truth is, waiting is often the hardest part. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Waiting is the Hardest Part of Life
You’ve been wanting something for what feels like forever and the wait is killing you. Waiting can be the hardest part, whether it’s a job, a relationship, or just an opportunity to do something great. And it’s not just wanting something that makes waiting hard. Fear of the unknown can make us hesitant to take any action at all, for fear of making the wrong decision. So we wait and wait, paralyzed by our own fear. How do we break out of this cycle and start moving toward our goals? The answer is simple but not easy: start taking small steps forward. Don’t try to do everything at once. Just focus on one thing and take it to step by step. You’ll be surprised at how far you can get when you stop waiting and start acting.
If you’ve ended up feeling down of late because the waiting is by all accounts continuing endlessly, here are a couple of tips to get you out of the loop.
Stop Waiting And Accomplish Something.
The waiting game can be tough, but it’s important to remember that taking action is the only way to achieve your goals. Here are a few tips to help you stop waiting and start acting:
- Make a plan. If you want to achieve something, you need to have a plan of action. Break down your goal into smaller steps so you can take actionable steps towards it.
- Set a deadline. When you have a timeline to work towards, it’s easier to stay motivated and focused.
- Take the first step. You can’t get anywhere if you don’t take the first step, so just do it! When it comes to getting what you want out of life, don’t wait—take action today!
Pick something that will get you feeling eager once more. In case you’re a craftsman that still can’t seem to be perceived, participate in a challenge, and ability show or volunteer to share your aptitudes. In case you’re endeavoring to receive a tyke, begin assembling a scrapbook or paint the kid’s new room.
Take action every day. Even if it’s just a small step, every little bit counts. So make a commitment to take action every day, no matter what.
Research others in your circumstance
Research others in your circumstance and read about them, or better yet, converse with them face to face on the off chance that you can. You’ll understand you’re not alone, which can make waiting somewhat simpler to swallow. Start surrounding yourself with people who are in the same situation as you. When you see others around you taking action and achieving their goals, it becomes easier to push yourself to do the same. And don’t forget to celebrate your wins along the way! Every accomplishment deserves a pat on the back, no matter how small it may seem.
Re-examine Your Approach.
We often wait for the right time or right opportunity to come along before we take any action. We want everything to be perfect before we make our move. Unfortunately, waiting for the “perfect” situation can often mean that we never actually take any action at all. Worse yet, we may find ourselves constantly putting things off until tomorrow or next week, or next month. The problem with this is that tomorrow may never come. And next week, next month and next year may all bring their own challenges and problems that prevent us from ever taking that first step. We need to learn to re-evaluate our approach and stop waiting for the perfect moment.
Be Sure You Are Not Wasting Your Time
Do you enjoy what you’re doing, or would you say you are stepping water waiting for something else to occur? What if we’re wasting our lives by not seizing the moment? It can be scary to take that first step, but it’s worth it. Asking ourselves if we’re wasting our lives waiting is the first step. If the answer is yes, it’s time to make a change. Don’t wait for things to happen—make them happen. Start by taking small steps every day and before you know it, you’ll be on your way. The Habit of Progress is all about making progress no matter what life throws your way.
Is Something Keeping You Down?
Tune into your internal voice and ask yourself: Do you truly need to hold up this moment, or would you say you are waiting since you’re scared about the next step?
So often, we hesitate to take the next step because we’re worried about what might happen. We get stuck in a cycle of waiting and never moving forward. And the thing is, most of the time we have no idea what’s going to happen until we try. We might be scared, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it. In fact, it’s usually the fear that keeps us from succeeding. So how can you break out of this cycle and start moving forward? It’s simple—just take the next step. Don’t worry about what might happen, just focus on what you want to achieve. And remember, there’s no right or wrong way to do this. It’s all about progress, not perfection. So start small and take it one step at a time.
Like wine, great books, and profound adores, some advantageous things take time. Make sure your waiting doesn’t dishearten you.
The waiting game is one we often play, but it’s not always the best strategy. Sometimes we wait because we’re scared, or because we don’t know how to take the next step. Other times, we wait because we want to be perfect or because we’re comparing our lives to others. The truth is, there’s no perfect time or situation – only now and only this. So start doing, and start making progress. You may not have everything figured out, but that’s okay – you’ll figure it out as you go. And remember, you’re not alone in this. There are others out there who are waiting too – but they’re not waiting for anything, they’re busy taking action and moving forward.
In conclusion, waiting is often the hardest part of life. It can be frustrating, demoralizing, and downright painful. But it’s also necessary. We need to wait for the right moment, the right person, and the right situation. Unfortunately, we can’t always control when those things happen. In the meantime, we have to find ways to cope with the wait. We have to find ways to make the waiting process bearable. And that’s where action comes in. We have to take control of our lives and do what we can to make progress. We have to make things happen, even when we’re not sure what the future holds. Waiting is hard, but it’s worth it.
Yup, waiting can be tough. I won't wait around and put my life on hold. I have things to do!
I don't WAIT for things. I DO THINGS to make them happen. Waiting isn't going to accomplish anything. You must work towards goals in order to make them happen!
Good job.It's more satisfying to achieve your goal than waiting..
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What an interesting post! Yasss to stop waiting and actually accomplish something. One of my mentors said, "Good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who work for it." ~ Ola @ WanderWIthOla
All these are inspiring me because at the moment I am stucked with some of my work without moving forward.As you said,it is better to stop waiting.This is why I created a short term plan and following it now till I accomplish the goal.
Very eye opening. I really loved reading this.
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Moving forward and letting go all the waiting is of course not easy. But a little distraction and change in focus can definitely help.
Definitely needed this today!!! Thank you for posting and allowing us to start our day right
I admire those who can just sit around and wait for things to happen. If you keep yourself busy with other things I can relate, otherwise I will just go on trying to make it happen on my own.
Waiting never makes anything happen. I'm all for being patient, but at the same time you have to do something for something or someone to happen.
Yes .we will..
Well that's true. Self love comes first.
I dont like waiting. I often call it the agony of waiting. But with good books, a nice movie, or with with a good companion, waiting can be relaxing and fun.
So true about waiting. Sometimes we have to go do things that scare us instead of waiting for them to come to us.
It was very important for me to read this today. Life at work has been really slow with nothing to do but wait. I think I always tend to dot he kind of waiting that's external and not dependent on my behaviour. I suppose that's good in a way instead of being it internal waiting!
Loved your perspective on this! It is true that some things are worth the wait, while others require action, and we often just need that little push to take that step to get things moving.
I know the expression "only the best things are worth waiting for", but there is only so long I am willing to wait. My life has to go on, and I don't want to say I've spent it waiting for something to happen.
That's so true that sometimes we keep waiting for something which is a total waste of time! Hope the points you've mentioned will help me to change my attitude. 🙂
Right now I am stuck, although it's career-wise. It's hard to keep waiting for something, I totally get that. I hope we both find what we're looking for.
its often when you’re NOT LOOKING when you find that special person. When you’re doing your own thing and making yourself happy…people are naturally drawn to you! Great post 🙂
I think somethimes it's just ok to let ourselves be human and feel whatever we are feeling in this moment, wether good or bad!