When Waiting is the Next Step – Daily Quote


The advice to do whatever comes next sounds easy, but it may be more difficult than you imagined. Life is complex and fluid not static and simple That complexity creates beauty, and unique individuals. So, how do you determine your course of action? You can apply logic, plot a path, construct a timeline, and develop detailed plans. Your map shows you exactly how to proceed. Still, you hesitate, claiming your heart isn’t in it. You might be correct.

Having doubts may signal a misalignment between your head and your heart. These are the moments to return to the drawing board and reexamine your motives. Why are you rushing? Do you need to heal? Do you lack information? Or are you afraid of taking the first steps and committing to your project? The way forward calls for clarity of your intentions and motivations. Consult with others, a mentor, a parent, a therapist or a trusted friend, knowing they can’t answer your questions. Rather use them as sounding boards to help you sort your emotions. Write, journal and make your thoughts visible, then contemplate the validity of your words and seek your truth.

Be kind to yourself and drop self-judgment. Making great wine requires grapes, a recipe, and with the work completed, what remains demands patience and waiting. It takes as long as it takes. While you wait, distract yourself with other activities, clean the house, go to the gym, create space for the answers to unfold.

What is next on your list?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer


4 thoughts on “When Waiting is the Next Step – Daily Quote

  1. A great post. My next project is to publish a novella, and although I’m behind on when I wanted to role it out, I’ve decided to cut myself some slack. I have several other writing commitments (and a vacation) that popped up in the meantime, so I’m going to go with the flow!

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    • One morning I was running late for work, and I was angry with myself. Until I came up on a multi-car accident and realized I could have been in the middle of it. Sometime we are right where we need to be.

      Enjoy your vacation, Mae.

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