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Just The Tip Tuesday

Just the Tip Tuesday

Just the TIP Tuesday - Embrace the Wait

Just the TIP Tuesday - One tip at a time

Bringing you weekly TIP’s on Transformation, Inspiration, and Purpose.

019. Embrace the Wait

Happy Tuesday y’all!! Today’s Just the TIP Tuesday is Embrace the Wait!! I thought this sounded better than “Embrace the Suck,” a phrase I have been hearing lately when people are referring to crappy things happening in their lives…be it relationships, career, health, and/or finances.

I like to think of the so called “suck” as a time period between where we now are and where we want to be. Where we are in our relationship, career, health, finances vs where we want to be. 

The instant gratification world we live in today causes us to get skirmy when we have to wait on anything. I hear so many people using the phrase “this sucks” on a daily basis. 

I'm proposing a different perspective, one where we all start embracing this period of waiting.  Waiting on that perfect relationship, perfect career, ideal body, dream home, or car... because I've found the best things in life have always been worth waiting for!

Now, just because we are waiting doesn’t mean we are sitting back and doing nothing and just hoping everything will work out as long as we are patient. It doesn’t work like that.

In fact, while I was working out today and applying self talk (motivation) like I often do while working out alone, some thoughts started popping in my head.  I'm sure I read this somewhere or heard it on a podcast, but it really resonated with me today “how you do anything is how you do everything.”

This is so true, if I slack in my workouts, you can bet your bottom dollar, I'm most likely slacking in other areas of my life. I thought to myself, “I'm never going to ask anyone else to do something I'm not willing to do myself.” I decided in that moment I was going to do one extra rep when the time ran on each set. This is how I want to always live my life. I want to go that extra mile. Take that extra step. Go above and beyond in every area of my life. Put in the workPut in the time.  Nobody is going to hand us results…we have to work for them.

My next thought was “how much effort are you putting in when no one's watching to get you the results that you're looking for.”  Which simultaneously reminded me of a country song, "Who Are You When I’m Not Looking," by Blake Shelton. But seriously, who I am when no one is looking? Am I being the person I want to attract into my life? Am I keeping myself accountable to my goals? Am I eating healthy and doing my workouts without a coach telling me what to do, or I am sneaking a cookie and skipping a workout?! If that is the case, I am the only one suffering and pushing away my highest potential!

We can all relate. My point is we need to start becoming the person we want to attract into our lives. We need to be our own best accountability buddy. Our own workout buddy.  Our biggest fan and #1 supporter!

Switching gears from the gym to relationships. We must be willing to wait for the right partner! We can’t settle for less than we deserve.  In fact, I would rather be single the rest of my life, than be in a relationship, or partnership that doesn't enhance my life and push me to new heights! Simply being in a relationship because I don't want to be lonely is not my jam!

You should never be lonely or bored when you love yourself! I've always believed, only boring people get bored!  I'm my favorite person to hang out with. I talk to myself, make jokes, go for hikes, read… I date myself.  I never get bored and I'm never lonely.

It wasn’t always this way for me, but that was when I didn’t truly love myself and I would look outside of myself for comfort and companionship.

In the end, have fun and have faith that one day, it will all make sense! Until then, EMBRACE THE WAIT!

 

With love and gratitude,

Lauren

Lauren Schwab