The part of the waiting equation that you control

Frustrated, depleted, hopeless and powerless

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There is almost no work in life as hard as waiting.

No matter how much action you take to move the story forward, the windows of opportunity can seem dismayingly small and infrequent.

It sucks. The process can make you feel frustrated, depleted, hopeless and powerless.

But that’s okay. Those are the normal feelings anyone would feel in that situation.

The muscle we must learn to build, then, is trust. Because in the face of mind numbing uncertainty, that’s one of the few assets we can actually count on.

My career as a writer gave me zero choice but to build this muscle. Because when you sit down at a blank page, day after day, year after year, you learn to trust your ability to sit down and respond to something. To trust that the creative process will always lead to substance.

And it’s hard. Really hard. In fact, I enrolled in a mindfulness therapy program to help me. Only through announcing to myself multiple times a day that I had faith in my internal, external and cosmic resources, did my trust muscle finally grow strong. And so, it does work.

It’s funny, you almost have to trust the process of the trust building process. But it’s better than the alternative, which is to jump the gun.

Greene’s bestselling manual on the laws of power reminds us to become a detective of the right moment. That we must learn to stand back when the time is not yet ripe, and to strike fiercely when it has reached fruition. And to recognize time not by what is loudest and most obvious in it, but by what lies hidden and dormant. In doing so, opportunities will inevitably arise that we had not expected and would have missed had we forced the pace.

And so, here is your benediction. May you:

Trust that the waiting part of change is necessary.

Trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

Trust that these events are moving you toward your destiny.

Trust that there is no season in your life that is without worth.

Trust that everything has its own complex but complicated but perfect timing.

Trust that you’ll be given the life experiences that will carry you through.

Trust that the world has been educating you all along.

Remember, frustration comes from your refusal to accept life’s seasons as they come to you.

Don’t allow your impatience to distort your journey by not allowing it proper timing.

Are you focusing your energy on the part of the waiting equation that you control?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.

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