More from Die Empty by Todd Henry (page 95),

Waiting in some form is inevitable, but it can also become a habit, a form of abdication. An excuse. It’s easier to blame someone else for our failure to act than to face the deeper source of our inaction. Waiting is a less risking form of “no.”

Waiting can also be procrastination. I like Henry’s observation that inaction is a form of saying “no.” And of course the other side of this is that waiting can be a good thing and appropriate for the circumstances. I suppose the critical part here is knowing which situations need “waiting” and which ones need “action.”

Here’s a little bonus that kind of ties in from page 97,

If you could snap your fingers and change one thing right now, what would it be? I challenge you not to think about contingencies and limitations, but instead to think of growth opportunities. You must own your own growth and take responsibility for your own progress.