I sat down this morning to shift some targets and bring them in a little closer. Seems my sights have been a bit blurry. I’ve been shooting at the targets farther down, and not coming close to the ones right in front of me. I’ve been waiting.
Waiting is similar to an excuse. It’s a time where you just sit, maybe read a book, binge TV, or work on a project but there’s something else on the horizon that you could be working on instead. Something that could be making more change for you and those around you.
The difference between waiting and an excuse? An excuse is a way to get out of doing something you don’t want to do or don’t think you need to do. The excuse takes control and that thing that needed done, never gets done. Waiting is just biding your time until it feels right to do the thing you need to do. You don’t go to the doctor’s office and sit in the waiting room to hear your name called and say, “Nope, I’m good. Just came here to wait.” You go in, you see your doctor, you get some feedback or take some action towards something.
You don’t go to Les Schwab’s with a flat tire, wait to be taken care of, and then say, “Nope, I’m good,” and drive off ruining your tires, rims, and vehicle. You wait, you get your tire taken care of and you move on.
I’m in my own waiting room right now. I feel like I’m just sitting here waiting for someone to call my name so that I can move forward. I’ve also used all the excuses I could think of. I’m out of excuses.
I’ve been waiting a long time. And while I’ve been sitting here waiting, hundreds of people have gone past me in this waiting room, they’ve reached their targets, they’ve gained their success. So why do I sit here and wait?