What are you waiting for?
– Waiting for a windfall of cash?
– Waiting for your kids to finish growing up?
– Waiting for someone to rescue you?
– Waiting for someone else to make the decision to leave so that you can be free?
– Waiting for the right time, even though you don’t know what the right time is?
Perhaps the question is ‘What are you holding onto?’
Personally, I waited for Mr. Right. Or, rather, I held onto the idea that I needed someone else in my life to be able to do all of the things I wanted to do in life. After all, society taught us that we need to get an education, get a job, get married, have kids, and live happily ever after. Well, my life skipped the part where I was supposed to get married and have kids. I waited for Mr. Right to appear and he never did. Mr. Kinda Right, Mr. Wrong, and Mr. I Might Just Settle For You came along, but not Mr. Right. I kept waiting for him to appear until one day, I realized that I had better start living and doing the things I really wanted to do rather than waiting around for someone to appear before I started my life. I had to let go of something I didn’t even know I was holding onto. It was a story that was given to me that I was carrying around and, when I became aware of it, I was able to let it go.
That is when I started my own business. The old me took on the story that I was to wait until I was married before I started my own business. The new me that was evolving at the time said, “What are you waiting for?” That is when I took time to find out what I was passionate about. That is when I started living! After starting my own business and putting all of my energy into creating a fabulous new life for myself I surprisingly I found myself waiting again; holding onto another story I didn’t know I was holding onto.
This time, I was waiting for the time to be just right. Waiting for some mythical sign in the clouds to let me know I should move to the mountains. Again, what was I waiting for? No one was going to ever give me permission. No one was ever going to pick me up and move me to my beautiful home in the mountains. (I really did hope that someone would rescue me!) If I had learned anything along the way, I had learned that I needed to create the life I wanted. No one else was going to do it for me!
I have learned that I had better start living today! Right now! And suggest that you might want to do the same. Make something happen for yourself too! No one else is going to come along and make all of your dreams come true. YOU are the only person who is going to make all of your dreams come true. If you keep waiting for the right thing, the right time, or the right person, before you know it, you might be 80, look back, and wonder how you got there; why didn’t you move to your proverbial mountains???
What are your mountains? What is your big dream? Share yours in the comments section below and/or start a discussion on our New Facebook Group Page, Living the Full Life with LifeQuest Alliance.