Have you experienced that moment when you suddenly have the perfect new idea that will grow your business?
You’re excited now, you don’t know why you haven’t thought of this before. Of course that’s what you should be doing! You’re pumped! you need to get to work on it right away! You can’t believe that before now you haven’t:
- Started your own blog
- Written your perfect mission statement
- Created your 8 core values
- Been doing yoga at work
- Re-designed your website
- Joined your local chamber
- Developed a budget
- Created an Organizational Chart
You jump ship on whatever you were working on in order to go full force on the new thing. You dream it, eat it, sleep it, maybe even become a little dismissive of other important things because they’re holding you back from tackling this new awesome thing!
This isn’t going where you might think… I’m actually not going to tell you to stop doing any of those things. I’m not here to tell you about the “power of no” or anything like that. I’m here to tell you about the power of, wait for it…
Wait for it.
Yes, the power of “wait for it.” We’ve heard all about the powers of yes and no. I’m here to plead with you to put some things on the burner for a while. Not because you “can’t get to them right now” but to intentionally take that new thing and just table it for a bit.
If you counted the number of times in your life that you’ve said or done something and then wished you had thought about it just a little bit more, and it feels like that number might be higher than 5 or 10…I’m asking you to wait for it.
Before you jump on that project, before you launch that website, before you sink hours on Monday into learning vinyasa for beginners…just let the idea percolate for a little bit.
To be clear, I’m not asking you to DROP it, I’m asking you to let it stew for a while. Set a time when you’ll decide – in an hour, in a day, in a week. Don’t even set aside time when you’ll “intentionally think about it.” Your brain is amazing, it will think about it for you. Probably while you’re asleep. It will draw connections between that thing and the rest of your life, your memories, and any other NEW thoughts you might have. You might even ask a mentor or a coach what they think about it. When the time is up, make a decision: Will you pursue that thing now? Will you drive toward it with everything you have? Maybe it’s not worth it. Maybe you’ve made it better in the time away. Maybe you’re confident now that it’s perfect.
I normally post each Monday…but I waited for it. I liked it, so I’m going for it. And that’s it. I’m asking you to wait for it, and when you do make a decision, press into it with confidence.
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