Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Anonymous
This quote inspired me at a time when I was going through huge storms in my life, and taught me to dance in the rain!
What does that quote mean?
It means living our lives and not waiting for a good time to start. Too many people wait for the right moment before starting to live their life. To me, that is so much wasted time.
The quote starts off by saying what life is not. It is not about waiting. It is not about avoiding the storm. And it is definitely not about waiting for the storm to pass.
Waiting just allows time to pass. What gets done while you wait? Time has gone by, and you have nothing to show for it. Time is precious, and once gone will not return.
The quote ends by saying that life is about learning to dance in the rain. It’s about learning to live with, and even enjoy the inevitable storms of life. Sing or dance, enjoy your life, no matter what the weather might be.
As human beings we all face storms in our lives from time to time. It is up to us to decide how we respond to them. Do we hide inside, waiting for it to pass, or do we continue with our lives, enjoying even the roughest of weather? It is our choice.
Why is not waiting important?
Whether you call it waiting, procrastinating, or just wasting time, what is happening is… nothing. However, time isn’t standing still, is it? It, like your life, is moving forward. If you are just waiting, you are really drifting while you wait. How will that benefit you? Do something, take some action rather than doing nothing. Sometimes there is no possible way to do anything without getting wet. That is when we must learn to dance in the rain. Or to do whatever we need to get done. Rain or shine, life must go on.
The implication of dancing is that we are enjoying it. If you have to do something, the least you could do is learn how to enjoy doing it. Even if it is not the best time, or perfect weather, we still must do something, so let’s have some fun while we’re doing it.
Where can I apply this in my life?
We all go through rough weather at various times in our lives. Sometimes we sit down, to wait for the storm to pass, and then forget to get back up. Take a moment to consider where in your life you might have paused for a break in the weather, and never gotten back to it.
What about the storms presently in your life? They are the things which this quote is specifically focused. Take a moment to consider what, where, and how severe are your storms at this moment in time. Are there storms in your relationships? At work? What about your health? Finances? Weather can come up fast from any direction, can it not?
What will you do?
But the question is, what will you do? It’s easier to restart the things placed on hold due to rough weather, once the weather is passed. Are you going to get back to it? Are you going to learn to dance in the rain? Are you going to learn to enjoy the challenge? Will you revel in the chance to see if you are good enough, strong enough, courageous enough, to make it happen despite the weather? If you choose to wait for the storm to pass, what are you missing? Are there opportunities slipping by? Are there people to meet, whom you will not be able to meet because you aren’t out there? What is it costing to wait?
How many of those storms are you hiding from? While we all have our reasons or excuses, in the end, we either are doing things in the weather or we are not. It is our choice; to do or to do not. It is also our choice to enjoy it or to be miserable.
Which will you choose, dancing in the rain, or waiting?
I challenge you to dance and let your brilliance shine!
Wishing you an amazing day ~