Friday, 3 February 2012

The waiting is the hardest part

I so agree with Tom Petty about that. I don't know what the rest of the song says, but that line rings true. I think I could (almost) handle rejection, but not knowing is the worst.

I applied for a job recently and I waited with bated breath for a response. I was 98% sure I got the job, but I didn't want to say for sure until I got the offer.

Same thing goes with trying to sell:  I can ask, but until I hear back from my potential clients, I'm wondering do they like, don't they like, are they ignoring me, are they just busy and will say yes...eventually?

Sales are my downfall, I don't want to appear pushy but I don't want people to forget me either. There is some saying about having to ask 5 times before you get a yes, but I'm as much an instant gratification junkie as the next person. Or I'm just impatient and hate waiting, you decide.


  1. And it all worked out just fine in the end for that job, didn't it? :) Develop a thick skin and ask pleasantly.

    Love the cartoon...LOL!

    And the whole refrain is:

    The waiting is the hardest part
    Every day you see one more card
    You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
    The waiting is the hardest part

  2. Do reptiles have thick skin? ;) Because that is what I am.

    I guess it's true, you have to take it on faith that people will get back, especially if they're the ones who approached you in the first place.

  3. The cartoon is great! LOL!

    I HATE waiting so you have a friend to commiserate with you here :)

    I'll just have to reiterate what my great grandmother use to say. All good things come to those who wait.

    1. The cartoon is cute, isn't it? I think you, Teresa and I could start yet another support group for each other. :)

      I hope your grandmother's right, but she forgot to add you need a ton of patience first.

    2. Michelle, I like your grandmother's take better; the saying I know is "All good things come to an end." ;P