Have you ever wanted something for so long and it took so long that the appeal of it started to wear off? Not that you still don’t want it. But, that you had to wait so long, the magic around getting it starts to dissipate?
I have a good friend of mine that used to tell me, “Just sit tight, it will come.” She’s been telling me this since grade school about everything I ever wanted or wanted to happen. And for the most part, she was right. I don’t know if I sat tight, though. It was more like a restless, anxiety filled sitting. But, I did wait. And I either got it or I let go of it and something better came along.
But, I do wonder. When does it become too long? When does the angst of not getting it overcome the joy of it?
Whether it’s a career related dream, an award, a car, a romantic want, closure of a relationship or just acknowledgment. When do you think is the time to finally let go of something you really want? Do you ever?
What are your thoughts?