Tuesday, 17 October 2017
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Sound Matters: The Waiting

Sound MattersThe single most difficult part of any success story is enduring the waiting. Waiting for whatever it is you think you want. Waiting for your big break or any break at all. Waiting for the day when you think you don’t have to wait anymore.

The willingness to wait is worth a lot. To wait through the uncertainty of wondering if you’ll ever arrive at the destination you’re seeking. To wait through and tolerate the inevitable doubt and despair that plagues anyone who has designs on achieving or accomplishing something significant (to them).

Your single greatest asset is your willingness and ability to wait through the lean times, the unpredictable times, the uncertain times, and to NOT quit.

If you want what many others don’t have, you have to do what many others won’t do. This includes all the actions you must take, as well as tolerating the times you must wait.

RE: (the song) “The Waiting”… “That song took a long time to write. It’s about waiting for your dreams and not knowing if they will come true. I’ve always felt it was an optimistic song.”

“The waiting is the hardest part.” – Tom Petty

But even when opportunities do present themselves, it may still be wise to wait, or at least pause sometimes. Don’t let earnestness eclipse good sense. Waiting today can pay big dividends tomorrow.

As procrastination prepares you for nothing; haste can propel you into something you are unprepared for.

I’ve heard it said that the key is to wait actively. Always be planning, preparing, and producing while waiting actively to take the best next steps, at THE best times.

>> The Sound Matters Music & Entertainment Talk with Tom Leu radio show airs live Saturday nights 7-9pm CST on 1440 WROK radio. The show also streams live via the free Radio Pup app for iOS or Android HERE, and is available on-demand on iTunes HERE.

Stay tuned-in…

About Tom Leu

Tom Leu is a music journalist & commentator, concert photographer, radio host & professional speaker from Rockford, IL. His writings, images, interviews, & seminars uncover layers within music, culture, & communications. >> 16IMAGING Photography >> SOUND MATTERS

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