Waiting for perfect conditions?

thunderstorm clouds If the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies. He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap. Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.… Eccl. 11:3-5

A few months ago, a new patient came into our office. She was the type of person who researched our office in advanced, was familiar with the services we offered and read every page on our website. While reading our website, she came across the link to my blog.  (Yes, this blog). She admitted that she clicked on the link with much anticipation and excitement only to be very disappointed when she noticed that it was outdated and not current. I hadn’t posted all year. Funny enough, I had forgotten that the blog link was buried somewhere in one of my business website pages.

Although things have been extremely busy, one of my primary reason for not blogging is because I’m no longer able to keep up with a consistent posting schedule and engage with other blogs the way I want to. And because I’m a closet perfectionist, a part of me would rather not blog at all than do it half way. I’ve recently, however, come to the conclusion that if I waited for ideal blogging circumstances, I probably would not publish another post. Ever.

So I decided that I’ll no longer wait for perfect conditions to post. I’m abandoning the schedules, the pressure to be consistent, the worries about blog traffic, comments and even perfect content. There may never be ideal blogging conditions for me. Instead, I’ll just post when I’m compelled to do so or have something I’d like to share. I consider this as my little piece of “real estate” on the internet and I enjoy posting from time to time.

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect condition, time or opportunity to do something that is important to you, I’d like to encourage you to do it now… Instead of waiting for the perfect moment, make this moment perfect by taking the first steps to accomplish what ever it is that you want to.

What should you be doing that you’re putting off until conditions are perfect? How realistic are your expectations?


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4 thoughts on “Waiting for perfect conditions?

  1. Alison

    Hey Hope! Like you, I haven’t blogged in over a year and have debated whether I should even keep the blog up, given my online absence. I think you’re on to something re: blogging at your own pace. The keeping up with other blogs and commenting really wore me out, but I do miss some aspects of blogging. Good for you that you will be working on it as, and when, you see fit!
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    1. Hope@DefiningHope Post author

      Hi Ali. Thank you sis. I like the term ‘blogging at your own pace”. That’s an important lesson I had to learn with running also. Don’t give up your blog. You have too many inspiring posts that can be referred to and referenced over and over.

  2. Tamara

    Wow, what a surprise to see a post from you!
    I think that if I wait for the right time for ANYTHING, it won’t happen. I’ll always find a reason to talk myself out of it. Sometimes I have to jump without a parachute and see what will be.
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