"You are on the fastest route"
A word of encouragement for those who are (still) waiting
Many people find themselves in a season of waiting. It has taken longer than they had hoped to reach their goals. Frustrated and anxious, they push themselves harder. To those in this situation, I want to offer some encouragement.
I once heard an analogy about being stuck in traffic. Imagine the cars are bumper-to-bumper. You're surrounded by the noise, the heat, the reckless drivers. You thought you'd be at your destination within 20 minutes, but now it will take 45 minutes. Or longer. You're unsure what's causing the delay. It's uncomfortable and you're getting restless. You wonder whether you should take a detour.
Your GPS confirms the stretch of heavy traffic. But it also reassures that: "You are on the fastest route."
In our life journeys, we also face unexpected obstacles and delays. Like roadwork or accidents, they may be outside our control. If we had known, perhaps we would've left earlier. But that's not always an option, and it's no time for what-ifs and would-haves.
As you go to that next job interview, audition, or pitch meeting; as you reapply to medical school this cycle; as you pursue your goals, whatever they may be, I hope this message encourages you.
Certainly, some people may want to take a detour. But I suspect that for many, you are indeed on the fastest route. Give yourself some grace and keep going.
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