It would seem that we’re always waiting on something.
Waiting for someone to call us back.
Waiting for someone to respond to their email.
Waiting to see what’s up?
Waiting for a yes or a no?
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
What if you removed the word waiting from your vocabulary?
What if instead you replaced the word waiting with - my next step is…
So for example if today you’re waiting on someone to call you back then the new newly converted phrase would be - I’m going to call them back in an hour.
The same goes for if you’re waiting for a yes or a no.
Let’s say you’re waiting on a client to buy your services.
The updated version of that would be - I'm picking up the phone, calling the client and saying are you ready to move forward?
The truth is - When most of us use the term I’m waiting it’s a behavior we’ve created to not take action.
Or slightly worse - you’re just making an excuse.
Just think if you were never waiting again?
Imagine that everything in your life is up to you.
It’s up to you to move the ball forward.
It’s up to you to get things done.
It’s up to you to create your own happiness.
It’s up to you to move forward.
Waiting doesn’t help anybody.
Putting the ball in someone else’s court does not mean you’re waiting for them.
You’re merely giving them an opportunity to reflect and decide.
It’s still up to you to get the ball back.
If this is all too heavy.
If it’s too much to deal with.
You might have some other stuff you need to work on.
Bob Marley said - I don’t want to be waiting in vain.
Tom Petty said - The waiting is the hardest part.
And Dr. Seuss said - The waiting place is an awful place.
We are not men of words.
We are men of action.
Strike the word waiting from your vocabulary today.
It doesn’t exist.
It’s up to you to create your own reality.
If you mess up.
Don’t be hard on yourself.
Pick yourself up and keeping moving forward.