Time to read: 30 seconds and change.
In your fast paced, action-oriented life, what is your relationship to waiting?
Consider these situations:
- You feel like you are not appreciated and are being passed over for promotion.
- A director you know walked by you in the hall and didn't acknowledge you.
- You received your performance appraisal and there was some "feedback" that was hard to hear.
You say something you wish you hadn't said in a meeting. In situations like this, the temptation to do something is powerful. When you feel uncomfortable and confused, the desire to fix it, smooth it over, and make yourself comfortable again is a strong driver. In order to restore equilibrium, you might do any of the following: worry, talk to 10 friends about it, call your mom, talk to the person involved, or take a firm stand for what you want.
What would it be like to wait? What happens if you do nothing? What if your only action is to breathe and be still with it?
When you drop the urge to rush to create comfort and sit in your discomfort, my intuition says powerful things will happen for you.
Give waiting a try this week. Then write and tell me all about it.
I'm experimenting with waiting this week, too.
I'm curious to hear what happens.
With rebel love,