Thursday, April 22, 2010

Waiting is a Trap!

I have a wonderful quote on my website that inspired me to write this short post.

It says " If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin"- (Ivan Turgenev)

How true is that?
Why are you waiting to be healthy, waiting to change careers, waiting to be happy, waiting to start a new business, waiting to clear up the relationships that are not working, waiting to fall in love etc etc?

We wait for out holiday (or the weekend to finish) before we start our diet, we wait for interest rates to go down, we wait because we think our friends/partners bad behaviour will change, we wait for the economy to get better. We are constantly waiting for something. And whilst we are "busy" waiting, life is moving ever faster.

Sometimes waiting is just an excuse to not do something. I have  a number of clients who list a multitude of reasons as to why they can't start their action plan, and it's usually because they are "waiting" for something. But after some digging and delving, we soon uncover that what they are  waiting for is irrelevant; it really won't stop them beginning their change NOW! It's a cover to hide behind to avoid taking action. 

What are you waiting for? Is it genuine or just a ruse to delay action?

Please leave your comments and share your thoughts.

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Dimension India said...

Hi Vanessa,

I have just started reading your post a few days back and I must say I m a fan of yours.

Even I believe waiting to do something means you are just trying to escape from it or u r just not confident enough to do it.

The right time to do something never comes.Today infact NOW is the right time to take decisions,to follow your heart and drive your passions.

I would like to read more .


Vanessa said...

Hi Rajashree

Lovely to hear from you you, and thank you so much for your kind words. I'm pleased you like the blog; keep in touch.