7 Beautiful Reminders When You're in the Season of Waiting

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7 BEAUTIFUL REMINDERS WHEN YOU'RE IN THE SEASON OF WAITING
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Nowadays, people don’t know how to wait. Hustle culture has imprisoned the minds of people to work like robots. Even worse, social media further tarnishes the idea of waiting and soul-crushing hard work. People post their achievements online and brag about how short the duration of achieving them is. They construe speed as directly related to one’s intelligence, skill, and passion. You’re in a state of anxiety. Your headspace is cluttered and so full of fear. You have a lot of expectations about how you want the fruits of your labor to look like but you don’t want to seem like you’re expecting. Keep in mind that anything can happen.




7 BEAUTIFUL REMINDERS WHILE YOU'RE IN THE SEASON OF WAITING:



EXPECT LESS, THANK MORE



Sometimes you’re expecting a huge reward but it’s not coming anyway. Remember that gratitude opens the doors to opportunities, and not expectations. Even if your ridiculous expectations fail you, your act of gratitude allows you to rise above self-pity. Stop fantasizing about fake scenarios in your head if you’re not willing to put in the work to make it a reality. Otherwise, you’re just torturing yourself of the possibility that your ideal future will come true but not to you. 



KEEP BUILDING YOUR PATH



Make decisions that will create a better future. Even if the full picture is unclear, your vision is clear. You don’t have to wait for results to show before you start creating the path to where you’re headed. You need to keep on improving yourself by practice and dedication every day. 



STAND YOUR GROUND



While you’re in the season of waiting, it’s imperative to stand your ground no matter what. There are going to be people who will go out of their way to feed you false narratives and make you lose focus. Once you get off track, the same people will take note of your weakness and hit you every time you’re having doubts. When they get ahold of you, it will be more difficult to resist their temptations. 



They will submit you to temptations by playing with your imagination and emotion. They will paint you a perfect scenario where you get everything you want instantly, and if you fall into that rabbit hole, you derail yourself. It’s important that you have the integrity to maintain fortitude and wisdom at all times. You need to reconnect back to your values and principles every time you make a decision. Remember your goal and the vision in your mind. 



LEARN TO DEAL WITH ANXIOUS THOUGHTS 



Throughout the journey of waiting and ruminating if things go well or south, it’s vital to be emotionally prepared for what’s to come. You may work tirelessly for years on end only to face the greatest disappointment of your life. You also may work only for a good six months and skyrocket to success. Nobody really knows what’s in store for them. But one thing’s certain if you plan, you will achieve your reward. Clear your mind from the doubt that you’re telling it. Don’t think of anything else but the now, the present. Clean up mental clutter as much as you can. Take time to meditate 



FOCUS ON THE PRESENT, NOT THE FUTURE



You’re most likely tempted to dwell so much on the future that you forget you’re creating it in the present. You need to reframe your focus towards your current objectives and daily goals.



TAKE CONSISTENT STEPS



Being in the season of waiting requires you to form good habits  No matter how slow your pace is, make it a daily goal to determine your plan of action and do it consistently. Never underestimate the small steps you do every day because they can lead to big results. 



CONNECT WITH GOAL-ORIENTED PEOPLE 



It’s difficult to stay in your lane with the right mindset and attitude without people, who are as ambitious as you, by your side. 



CONCLUSION:  



Patience is a beautiful virtue that many fail to live by. This is because many people would rather talk big than act big. More talk, less execution. Usually, people who don't have enough patience tend to be in a race with satisfying other people's expectations of them. Their state of mind is strained and uneasy for always being in a hurry. To be in the season of waiting is one of the most daunting situations to be. You never know what you're signing up for or what awaits you in the future. You constantly face all different kinds of dilemmas, every single one pulling you down to the ground. 



The only way for you to be at peace is to maintain optimism. You're not going to know what's going to happen anyway, so why not think about promising scenarios to ease your worries? It's unnecessary to plant your mind with unfavorable ideas; it only risks giving up. Don't torture your mind by filling it with things to get worked up. What you need is a calm headspace and a firm reason to push through the misery. Clear your mind by thinking about your hard work will pay off and that you can overcome future setbacks along the way. 



“Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one's thoughts.” ― Elizabeth Elliot

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  1. Oh I love these reminders so much! Thanks for sharing!

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