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The Myth of Waiting

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Over the last couple of years i have had plenty of alone time, plenty of time for self reflection plenty of time to pay attention to patterns. One of the most common patterns is around the idea of waiting and the belief that it is necessary. The belief that my desires needed to wait, the idea that "someday" life would be different. As I look back over my life and the various situations where i have been told to wait and "be patient" i can now see it is a tool used to control people. Waiting is used to keep people at bay or keep them focused on something else. I have spent so much time waiting and hoping only to discover there is no magic fairy and the person I am waiting for is me. Waiting to gain the confidence I need to take the necessary action. That confidence will only come once i take an action, once i make the leap then the wings will grow. Time is a funny thing, it matters how we use it and spend it. I waited because I was scared, because I didn't believe in myself and that's how the myth gains it power and control over people. From what i have observed in my life, confident people rarely listen when they are told to wait. Waiting without action, without a plan, without preparing is very unlikely to bring about a new situation. While I can be frustrated with the people who have controlled me the real issue is me. No one can do anything to me without my input.

Now it's time to take the leap and believe the wings will grow :-)
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