Wednesday, April 27, 2016

W Is for Wait

Back in the day before Pinterest came along, and I subscribed to a half a dozen magazines, O magazine was always my favorite. Oprah's What I Know for Sure column was one I made sure to read. Two of her top twenty things she knows for sure were these:

"Doubt means don't. Don't move. Don't answer. Don't rush forward." 

"When you don't know what to do, get still. The answer will come."

Oprah's words of wisdom have come to me time and time again. Whenever I have been faced with a big decision, unless I felt really good about it, I figured waiting wouldn't hurt anything. Sometimes jumping in prematurely sets us on an undesirable trajectory that is difficult to reverse or redirect.

When in doubt, don't. At least not yet. Just WAIT. The battle cry of FULL SPEED AHEAD is not what we want to listen to when we are feeling uncertain. If we have any doubts, waiting to make our decision is the best thing we can do. There's no need to hurry.


  1. Loved this and it is so true. Waiting is when you don't feel it is quite right is the a good decision. Love the picture. Great words and good advice.

    1. Thank you, Stella. The picture is one of my husband's favorites of me. I thought it looked "contemplative."

  2. Just stopped by from #AprilAtoZ to say hello! Sage words :)
    Wren x

    1. Thank you, Wren. Glad you came by for a visit!


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