Having To Wait
The dreadful condition of waiting, not-acting, and not-being-able-to-find-out is a hard one for me and for a lot of folks. I just ran across a list of stupid, energy-wasting things we tend to do to cope with this situation on “Tolerating Uncertainty.”
1 Seeking excessive reassurance from others
3 Double checking
4 Refusing to delegate
These certainly are familiar to me. I saw this list and thought: Busted! I’m particularly fond of numbers 2 through 5. I think there’s some value for me in seeing this list. It identifies a pattern I can be more careful to avoid.