If you’re a visionary, a dreamer, someone who’s passionate about life and all its possibilities, two of the hardest words for you to process are, “Not Now”.
See, I bet you cringed reading those words. Why? Because those two words require you to wait. And that’s not easy. Waiting is scary. And, if you’re like me, your mind goes all over the place- what about the time clock? What if… (insert whatever fear-induced scenario that 99.9% of the time doesn’t happen) What? I have to relinquish control and trust. Trust, who? Trust, what? Why?
As we journey on life’s path, we will be left crumbs. These crumbs can be ideas, visions, passions, etc. And the goal is to pick up each crumb and keep walking until we hear the small voice inside that says it’s time to use those crumbs to fulfill a part of our destiny.
There is no time clock.
It’s possible to fear time; to fear that there’s a time clock that’s winding down too fast and when it reaches 0, game over. So what happens? We rush through life checking boxes. We’re given a crumb and we immediately run with it.
Allow yourself to trust the process.
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received came from my wife. In one of my moments of doubt and self-questioning, she told me, “Where you are seeking control, you are lacking trust.”
Yep, the mic was officially dropped that day, and I realized that it’s okay to trust the process. That it’s okay to enjoy the journey.
I believe we are given our crumbs for a reason and it’s not to suffocate them with our doubts and fears. Every desire, every gift, every passion serves a purpose. It’s important to remember that the “Not Now” moments in our lives don’t signify denial. It just means that it’s not time right now. Embrace that. It will all be worth the wait.