When life makes you wait... | The Monday Motivation

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Happy Monday, you guys!  It is a new week and with that comes a new Monday Motivation!  Today we are going to talk about something that can be a tough subject for some people, myself included!  Times of waiting. 


Times when you feel as if you are moving at snails pace and not seeing the fruits of your labor.  Times when you are struggling to see what is next and every door you pursue slams shut in your face.  Times when you wonder why so many others are experiencing success in whatever area of their lives while you are not. 


Times of waiting are hard, and I don't pretend to be a pro at handling them.  I'm often quite bad at it actually, so this post is just as much a reminder for myself as it is for you!


I've had several times of waiting in my life already, and in many ways I am in one right now.  Waiting for the time to buy a house.  Waiting for the time to start a family.  Waiting for the day I can pursue this business full time.  I have a lot of things I am waiting for, and if I let them they can easily consume my life and pull me to a dark place.

Whatever you are waiting for--a husband, a job, a child--don't let those things control you like I so often have.  I am going to tell you something that I've always hated hearing, but that is so true it hurts.


Periods of waiting are a gift of time for you to pursue what you currently have to the fullest, to be the best you can be for when new things come. 


I'm paraphrasing, but that's essentially something I've been told many times.  I've always hated hearing this, but it is so true.  Times of waiting are a time for you to grow and make yourself the best you can be!  A time for you to prepare and get ready for when those desires of yours do come.

For me that means while I am working full time as well as building my business, I'm able to save and invest back into my business without stressing our budgets.  This time while we don't have a family I am able to invest more time into church, my business, and definitely being a wife to Jackson.

Whatever you are waiting for right now, I want you to shift your focus from that to what you already have right now.  Are you married?  Invest in that marriage.  Are you still in school?  Push yourself to excel to the greatest of your capabilities.  While you are in the waiting room treat that time as preparation for what is ahead.  Enjoy what you have right now and grow upon it.


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Being in the waiting room can be a very lonely and difficult time, but it doesn't have to be! 


So much of it is having the mindset to make the most of it and do what you can to take advantage of your situation.  This week I want you to think about what you can invest in right now, and then write down tangible ways you can do so.  Who can you serve?  What can you check off your to-do list?  How can you invest in yourself?  Who or what has been put on the back burner recently that you should pay some attention to?

Let's make this a week of celebrating in the waiting room!  Good things are to come and good things are here now.  Focus on where you are presently!

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Katie xx