Patience is necessary. Charging forward isn’t always the right path.
But patience can also become an excuse to stay in your comfort zone, to not venture into new territory.
This is my default. What about you?
I remind myself to always be making small steps in some direction, even if it’s not the one I prefer. If I’m waiting for one area to develop, at least I’m still making progress and not settling into a rut where I’ll wake up years later to find opportunity has passed me by.
I don’t know how many times I heard this growing up. And I bet you did too!
Waiting is hard.
Waiting when you don’t know if the thing you’re waiting for will ever happen is even harder.
Waiting when you aren’t even sure that waiting is the right move is torture.
We just have to take an honest look at our circumstances, do the best we can, hope for the best, and readjust our choices as needed and as new information comes in.
And we have to be ready to leap when patience is no longer a virtue.
At some point, you have to just hit Send.
Could you have continued to make improvements?
Could there still be some errors?
Could the readers hate it?
Could you have goofed up and sent the wrong file?
But the thing won’t fulfill its purpose if you don’t send it off. An imperfect document shared is always better than a perfect one that never sees the light of day.
Do you have brilliant thoughts that flash in your head at random times and then disappear soon after? Me too!
Why don’t we write them down?
Maybe your insight is just what the world needs.
Maybe you look back a day or a week later and find that brilliant thought wasn’t so brilliant after all.
But you’ll never know unless you write it down!
Exclamation points are like profanity.
Rebecca has a passion for helping you fill the world with great literature and making sure said literature doesn't get passed over for the lack of a little editing.