A female caller rang a commercial radio station that was running a competition. She had just become engaged and wanted the cash prize for a house deposit. The woman said that she was excited about her engagement because she’d been waiting for 7 years for her partner to ask her to marry him.
I was amazed. Why wait so long for someone else to do something?
As I thought about it, it made sense. Many of us have been taught to ‘wait’ from a young age. How many times have you heard someone say ‘wait your turn’.
It’s easy to make waiting a habit, when it needs to be a choice. There is no question that in the right circumstances it can be highly beneficial. But sometimes it’s not.
So, I’m curious. 🤔
• If you’re someone who tends to ‘wait’ or be overly patient, is today a good day to challenge that and say ‘do I really need to wait?’
• Alternatively, if you find it hard to be patient and tend to dive in quickly, is today a good day to pause and be more purposeful?
I will look forward to hearing your thoughts.