The Silent Killer of All Your Goals and Dreams
by Robin Sacks
by Robin Sacks
One of the recurring themes clients bring to me is what I call "when syndrome."
You know this sickness; we all do.
At some point in our lives, we are just waiting...waiting for something to happen, waiting for someone to do something, waiting for more money, more energy, or more time.
There has been a lot of research done on how much of our lives we spend waiting; in traffic, standing in lines, and waiting on hold over the phone. (No need for details, it's A LOT of time!)
But I don't really care about those times because, frankly, there's not much I can do about it. What I'm talking about is the waiting we create ourselves, otherwise known as "when syndrome."
Get out a piece of paper and write down times you have 'put yourself on hold' for no good reason. For example, "when I..." have more money, have a better job, move out, move in, have a family, my kids leave the nest, get in better shape, have more time, get motivated...the list goes on and on and on.
Here's what you need to know - if you want something, you need to go get it. End of discussion. There is no waiting for your life! You create every day of that life, not someone else. You can begin to make things happen right now, if you stop waiting.
Think about it this way; if you wanted to go to the store, you could either stand outside and wait for someone to pick you up and take you, or you could get in your car and just go get what you need.
The second way is always going to get you there faster and waste less time and energy.
When you create a habit of just going after what you need or want, you will move so much faster towards your goals and dreams, or maybe just the grocery store! All you have to do is take control and stop waiting.
Everything you want in your life is waiting for you, you just need to get up and go after it.
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