Maybe you are looking for a job, higher pay, or even a relationship; whatever it is, until you have it, being patient and productive in your waiting season is very important.
What is waiting season?
It’s a period of time when you’re waiting on something that you really want. If you’ve set certain expectations for yourself in life and those expectations have yet to be met, you are definitely in the waiting season.
These expectations could literally be anything, and waiting for them to be met can cause a great deal of stress if you do not know how to manage this time.
The truth about patience and productivity:
Having patience in your waiting season is only half the battle. But it’s very important half, being impatient will only prolong the process and cause more distress. To be patient is to just let go.
Keep your expectations at the forefront of your mind but let go of forcing them to be met with people and things that are completely out of your control.
As hard as that might be, it’s such a freeing feeling to know that you can control your actions, the people you interact with and the choices you make that ultimately put you closer or farther away from your goals.
Productivity is the other half and is just as important as being patient. In your waiting season, be sure that you’re being super productive and preparing yourself for the things you want.
Maybe this is a little spacey but sometimes we don’t get the things that we want because we’re simply not ready.
Look around and ask yourself, “Am I ready to be where I want to be and receive the things I wish to receive?”. If the answer is no, then it’s time to put in work.
- Pick up a hobby that you love
- Start a personal project that you’re passionate about
- Hang out with friends and family
- Develop new skills
- Set goals and actively work towards them
If you approach this season with a proactive mindset and positive attitude, what might seem like a difficult time turns into a season of self-discovery and transformation.