Wait Training (Part 2)

The wait is finally over. Part two is here! I hope it is worth the wait. Truth be told, despite the bad rap of waiting, there are things worthy of waiting for. Yes, sometimes that worthwhile wait can be debated and debunked, but I believe in most cases the key to waiting is justified when you reach the reward behind the proverbial door, or mountaintop. Therefore, whatever, or whoever, you are waiting for will be worth it in the end. No amount of time or effort will truly be wasted because it will have been invested in a more positive outcome for your life now and in the future.

However, these types of worthwhile wants and wishes need more than just waiting around for to bring them to pass. In fact, ‘waiting’ may not be the best word to use because it can have a tendency for co-dependency. We can focus and rely too much on the wants and wishes that we forget to keep preparing ourselves to receive whatever it is we’re waiting for. As such, waiting should be more of a pursuit, not just a pause with potential. It’s an assertive action as opposed to a ‘write it down and hope for the best’ application.

So, what are these wonders worth waiting for you wonder? It’s an extensive, but not exclusive list. Marriage? A family? A new car? New career? Graduation? I’m sure you already have examples of current pursuits that you wouldn’t mind waiting for. Or, in the spirit of the more action oriented definition—that you wouldn’t mind sacrificing your time, talents and treasures for.

Whatever your waiting for, the difficulty is not so much in the waiting as it is that we often don’t know how long we will have to wait. This can create a limbo or laziness that can add stress and worry to the weight of waiting. Just remember to take things one day at a time. Whatever your goal is, pursue it with perseverance, passion and active patience. You can set time limits and dead-lines, but don’t let them be your focus so much that you stop enjoying the journey.

While you’re working on your wait training regimen, remember to save some time for the present. Even with all the roadblocks, red-lights and revisions, don’t let your life pass you by. If you can adjust your vision towards the necessary-evil of waiting, you will find more peace and not be broken in pieces. You’ll find ways to make the grass greener on your side of the fence and waste less time in between moments and miracles.

If you need help creating a wait training program, don’t hesitate to reach out and write me. coreybaumgartner@hotmail.com I write about ruts and I am also a life-coach who will help you get out and stay out of them. Let the wait training begin and the gaining of joy through creating the life you’ve been waiting for.

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