Saturday, December 12, 2015

Just You Wait

By Beth Vogt @BethVogt

Oh, the waiting games we play.

The I’m-not-ready games.

The let-me-practice-a-little-longer games.

The let-me-read-one-more-book-or-attend-one-more-conference games.

The you-go-ahead-of-me games.

We can stall … and practice … and puff ourselves up with knowledge … and even be polite and let someone else proceed ahead of us to success …

but we’re missing out on our lives. Our dreams. Correction: Our dreams coming true.

Could we fail? Yes! But that’s only an indication that we should regroup, rethink, and try again. Failure doesn’t mean we’re wrong. Failure just means our technique was off.

In Others’ Words: When have you been thankful you didn’t wait? What helped you get up and go after what you wanted: a dream, a job?

Oh the waiting games we play - thoughts from author @BethVogt (Click to Tweet)

Beth K. Vogt believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” 

A nonfiction writer and editor who said she’d never write fiction, Beth is now a novelist with Howard Books. She enjoys writing inspirational contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us. Connect with Beth on her website, Twitter, Facebook, or check out her blog on quotes, In Others’ Words.


  1. I told myself a couple of days ago,"You've read the books, attended the conferences now the only way you're going to learn more is by doing (and messing up)."

    1. Brava, Jennifer! If anyway possible, find a mentor! Find other writers to mess up with. :)