The Balance Between Waiting and Doing

by | Jul 3, 2023 | Aligned Actions and Practices

We’re back with another post at FSW and it’s been a while! As you may or may not know, I shifted from weekly to bi-weekly blogs a couple of months ago so I could balance the growing needs of a new membership launch! And bonus: if you identify as an LGBTQ+ woman or queer woman, sign up before the cart closes on the 7th!

And here we are, shifting into July! Now that we’re over halfway through the year and revving up Quarter 3, I’m looking at the rest of 2023 and debating something… What to wait on vs. what to do and how to grow from here.

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Do You Know How to Rest?

With all of the projects and moving parts, I’ve been telling myself to “just make it, just make it, just make it…” But I can feel the candle is burning at both ends and I’ve got a nub of wax left. And that’s made me think about today’s topic: the balance between waiting and doing.

June was the month of technological shifts and mishaps. I migrated my products and services to a new platform, where this membership community has taken shape, and things have been bananas busy. I adored the two weeks’ worth of Pride events that I attended, but now that we’re in a new month I’m trying to recognize what needs doing and what can wait.

Waiting Isn’t Failure

Maybe I should just leave that headline there… Doing isn’t a failure, either, by the way. And we have times of both in life.

When I was at my sweat lodge this weekend, a recurring subject that came up for me was “just being.” And, to be honest, I haven’t been doing a great job at that lately with everything happening. I still have that wiring within that means the harder you work the more (insert your word) you’ll be. Abundant. Successful. Steady. You name it…

When I was reading a little memo from Ken Honda this morning, I appreciated their description of planting a seed and waiting for it to grow with patience. Oof, it made me feel like the Universe was telling me to slow down and let things grow.

Oh, I know. If you’re kind of Type A like me, you want that itty bitty plant to just start growing already. You want it to be vibrant and perfect in all ways. And you want it to keep growing and going until it’s this gorgeous, powerful being in a world that has chaos and unexpected twists and turns. This, my friends, is much like how we live life. We want growth now and we want it to be steady.

So, do we wait, or do we keep doing things?

To end today’s post, I want to ask you: what’s been on your heart to wait for? What’s that quiet whisper within saying, to let something germinate in its own time and in its own way? Once you and I listen to that whisper, I know the balance will be there. We won’t be spinning our wheels as much, because we’ll be sitting there, in our proverbial garden, with a boost of calm and contentment watching…and waiting.


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