Can we talk about something really hard?? WAITING & PATIENCE!!!
In my 25 years I've waited for a handful of things & it's all been exhausting. Waiting to recover after injuries, waiting in limbo for my next chapter to start, waiting for treatments & diets to help my chronic skin, waiting to build a new family after divorce, waiting for job leads to return emails... I'm sure so many of you have waited for bigger things much longer.
Something I waited for that caused the most anxiety for me was waiting to make, produce & ship the journals I created. I had recently lost my job so the pressure to make this thing work was ON & every day of waiting felt like an entire year lost. I waited for production managers, designers, saving enough money (without a job lol) to take the next steps, production time, my own learning curves & overseas shipping. From start to finish it took a little less than a year to create my journal BUT OH MAN, did it feel like eternity.
During this waiting period I tried to work on any project I could that would build momentum for my business once the product arrived. Now looking back... the work I did during that PAINFUL waiting period served me so well & launched me forward.
Once the journals FINALLY did arrive I had everything I needed batched & ready to go for the launch. I was even able to write another journal during this time... Coming soon lol... It's easy to see all this progress & momentum in my business since it's all tracked through goal setting & analytics. It got me thinking that all the "work" I do in my personal life during different "waiting" periods is probably equally as powerful.
Let me be clear... I am not saying "everything happens for a reason" because I don't think that's true. Sometimes things we hate happen & it JUST SUCKS. There's no way around it.
However, know that the "life" you're living in-between the highlight moments is powerful. The work you're doing is springing you forward in big ways. There is power in the waiting. Those are the times that you show up when no one is watching & work towards your goals because you love yourself. That is STRAIGHT POWER!!