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How to make waiting count 

How to make waiting count 

Everyone has someone or something they are waiting for;

…A meaningful relationship 



…A job

…A financial breakthrough

…A business opportunity


…Or just some good news

The list is endless…

We all have that one thing we are waiting for and waiting is not the most pleasant experience. Sometimes it can seem endless and in a few cases we lose patience and shelve our need in the box labelled unattainable and makedo with a more realistic albeit less satisfactory alternative.

So how do we make waiting count? (Since the wait is almost inevitable.)

1. Focus on what you already have.

There is so much negativity in the world that if you only stopped for a second to appreciate what you already have, you would be filled with such gratitude.

2. Don’t miss the lesson to be learned

Waiting teaches us valuable lessons. Write a list of things you have learned about yourself and others since you started the wait. Waiting may have revealed toxic relationships in your life or strengths you didn’t know you had or just shown you how resilient or ingenious you can be. Don’t look down on these life lessons. 

3. Waiting gives us a unique story that can encourage someone else.

You can’t give good advice unless you have walked in that person’s shoes. So what better way to make waiting count than to encourage someone else who is waiting for the same reason, to keep going. A lot of people are not as strong as you are and encouraging someone else will give you an extra boost of positive energy. 

4. Work on yourself while you wait.

Are you waiting for a husband? Work on the rough edges, your perceived weaknesses and eliminating your emotional baggage so that when he does come around he meets you whole. Are you waiting for something else, read about qualities, attributes, qualifications and mindsets needed to accomodate the thing or person you are waiting for. Success is when opportunity (what you are waiting for) meets preparation (what you need to be doing while waiting).

5. Use the waiting time to strike off all the other things on your to-do list.

Sometimes the things we are waiting so earnestly for could change our lives irreversibly for the better and maybe for the worse. A new baby may make getting that postgraduate degree more complicated so why don’t you get it now. A husband may put a dampener on your dreams to travel the world so why don’t you do that now instead of wallowing?

Waiting makes the want or need more memorable and appreciated when it is finally in our grasp. It’s so easy to take for granted the things we didn’t wait or labour for. Don’t waste your waiting time, it’s the right time to do a lot of things. Life is a continuum, there are no pauses or vacuums. Make each day count so that when your expectations become a reality they won’t be brought into an otherwise futile existence. 

Have a great day Chutzpah fam,


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Posted by on December 13, 2017 in Inspirational


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Waiting for a miracle!


We all have expectations, things we dream about and earnestly hope for. Things we secretly beg for when the sun goes down and the earth sleeps. Things that impregnate our every sigh, things that dominate our every wish and fill our thoughts as we blow on those birthday candles or connect with that shooting star. We want a miracle, we wait for it, pray for it, hope for it and nurse it in our minds

Waiting is never easy. Waiting seems like forever and a day. It’s the most insecure feeling on the planet. What if your expectations are not met? What if your disappointment is legendary? And on the flip side what if it is more than you could have ever hoped or dreamt about? What if it is everything you thought it would be and all you wished for? Expectations are like a coin and unfortunately you are not the one tossing it.

There are some things you can control in life but many times the things that are the most important are the most unpredictable and beyond your control. Your woman goes into labour and you wait, not sure if she is gonna come out with a baby or the doctor is gonna come out with that look on his face, the look that says “bad news”. Expectations cause palpitations not to mention the waiting!

If you are as impatient as I am then you would agree that waiting is no fun at all. Waiting for that job, promotion, husband, child, business deal, whatever it is that is needed to complete the cycle and thrust you into your happy place sometimes seems to crawl towards you, annoyingly so. This year I am learning to be patient. A step at a time, one day at a time. Knowing that God has it covered, there is nothing that is beyond His control and He wishes me nothing but the absolute best. Patience walks hand in hand with trust. The more I trust Him, the more waiting for something He has promised seems like a breeze. This year cultivate patience, build on your trust, God never fails and when He says He has you covered, you can sit easy, relax and sip on some kool aid till the appointed time comes.

Have a great weekend Chutzpah fam,


Posted by on January 4, 2014 in Inspirational


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