Organizational Aerodynamics – Chapter Thirteen – Organizational Timing

Organizational Aerodynamics

(Copyright 2000, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved)

Chapter Thirteen – Organizational Timing 

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Life has a funny way of making us wait for things that we really want to have happen in our lives.  We’re often impatient for results and want to solve everything with a snap of our fingers and a stroke of a pen – as if we were the masters of our destiny. The truth is, the very best things come into our lives when the time is right for their arrival and nothing we can do or say will make them show up a minute sooner.  If we insist on forcing the issue while we wait, we often arrive at a far lesser outcome than had we waited for the perfect person, circumstance, situation or event to walk into our lives – often complicating or preventing the arrival of what we’d always been waiting for and wishing to have.

1.  The truth is, the very best things come into our lives when the time is right for their arrival and nothing we can do or say will make them show up a minute sooner…

2.  If we insist on forcing the issue while we wait, we often arrive at a far lesser outcome than had we waited for the perfect person, circumstance, situation or event to walk into our lives – often complicating or preventing the arrival of what we’d always been waiting for and wishing to have…

Welcome back to Organizational Aerodynamics, everyone!  Today’s topic is Organizational Timing, one of the most important and least understood components of our lives.  Telling someone to wait for the perfect person and/or circumstance to arrive in their lives rubs against the grain of both our nature and our will.  More often than not, it’s our will that’s the reason circumstances haven’t been fruitful earlier, because the very thing we desire to happen in our lives couldn’t possibly be recognized for what it was due to the fact that our will was blocking our vision.  Once the impatience and stubbornness of our will is replaced with an open, caring, generous and patient outlook on life, then the things we most search for in life often show up shortly afterwards.

3.  Today’s topic is Organizational Timing, one of the most important and least understood components of our lives…

4.  More often than not, it’s our will that’s the reason circumstances haven’t been fruitful earlier, because the very thing we desire to happen in our lives couldn’t possibly be recognized for what it was due to the fact that our will was blocking our vision…

5.  Once the impatience and stubbornness of our will is replaced with an open, caring, generous and patient outlook on life, then the things we most search for in life often show up shortly afterwards…

There are a number of key points for us to focus on in order to understand this process of drawing people, circumstances, situations and things to us, as opposed to obstructing their arrival – preparation, vision, risk, vulnerability and timing.  Preparation, vision, risk, vulnerability and timing are the keys to receiving life’s many blessings into our lives, and each one is just as important as the next one as far as welcoming all we desire into our lives.  We’ll examine each one of these concepts in order to understand them, to see how they relate to each other, and to see how they fit into the larger picture of our lives.

6.  There are a number of key points for us to focus on in order to understand this process of drawing people, circumstances, situations and things to us, as opposed to obstructing their arrival – preparation, vision, risk, vulnerability and timing…

7.  Preparation, vision, risk, vulnerability and timing are the keys to receiving life’s many blessings into our lives, and each one is just as important as the next one as far as welcoming all we desire into our lives…

Our family has always lived by the motto, “Preparation is the key, timing is everything.”  We’ve used this rule of thumb for so long I can’t recall how we first coined the phrase or picked it up from somewhere else, but it works.  It also defines how I’ve lived my entire life and I’ll attempt to explain how and why it works in the following paragraphs.  Life seems so uncertain and unknowable in many respects, but there is a process to doing all things in life that remains the same across all subjects and circumstances.  For example, growing a garden of beautiful plants requires us to first prepare the soil, long before we germinate the seeds. So it is in our lives.  We need to prepare the soil of our hearts to receive the seeds of future blessings, and when we do that, we find everything falls into place.

8.  Our family has always lived by the motto, “Preparation is the key, timing is everything.”

9.  Life seems so uncertain and unknowable in many respects, but there is a process to doing all things in life that remains the same across all subjects and circumstances…

10.  We need to prepare the soil of our hearts to receive the seeds of future blessings, and when we do that, we find everything falls into place…

It doesn’t matter if we personally view our lives within the context of God providing us with His blessings, the nature of serendipity, or the concept of attraction – blessings come to us when we’re ready to recognize and receive them – and most often, not a minute earlier. Think of yourself as a spiritual magnet, attracting blessings into your world instead of repelling them and pushing them away.  When you think about what it is that you want to attract and receive into your life, look at it from the blessing’s perspective.  Is what you’re looking for, looking for you?  If you were a blessing observing your life from a distance, would it be attracted to you?  Would you recognize the blessing if you saw it, or would your heart still be unsatisfied – pushing the very thing away that you’ve desired all these years because you failed to recognize it as the answer to your prayers?

11.  It doesn’t matter if we personally view our lives within the context of God providing us with His blessings, the nature of serendipity, or the concept of attraction – blessings come to us when we’re ready to recognize and receive them – and most often, not a minute earlier…

12.  Think of yourself as a spiritual magnet, attracting blessings into your world instead of repelling them and pushing them away…

13.  Would you recognize the blessing if you saw it, or would your heart still be unsatisfied – pushing the very thing away that you’ve desired all these years because you failed to recognize it as the answer to your prayers?

That’s the perfect introduction to the topic of vision.  You have to know what you’re looking for in order to recognize it for what it means to you and for receiving it into your life.  The perfect person, opportunity, situation, circumstance or thing can be presented to you on a silver platter while a marching band plays a song, but if you don’t see it for what it is, you’ll never realize it’s arrived!  You have to prepare your heart long before receiving any blessing into your life, and then be able to see it for what it really means to you!  If you can’t recognize the person, situation, circumstance or thing for what it is and means to you, then you’ll never receive it into your life – even if it’s standing right in front of you!

14.  You have to know what you’re looking for in order to recognize it for what it means to you and for receiving it into your life…

15.  The perfect person, opportunity, situation, circumstance or thing can be presented to you on a silver platter while a marching band plays a song, but if you don’t see it for what it is, you’ll never realize it’s arrived!

16.  If you can’t recognize the person, situation, circumstance or thing for what it is and means to you, then you’ll never receive it into your life – even if it’s standing right in front of you!

Gardner’s always begin preparing the soil for next year’s garden just after the harvest of the current year.  The soil needs to first rest for a season or two, and then the tilling, mulching and fertilizing begins before a new crop can be grown.  We need to live in the same manner as people, because our hearts are not unlike the gardener’s soil.  We must first consider what it is we’re looking for, why we’re looking for it, what purpose does it fill in our lives, and how we hope to receive it into our world.  This way we’ll know exactly what we’re looking for and be able to recognize it when it comes into our world.

17.  Gardner’s always begin preparing the soil for next year’s garden just after the harvest of the current year.  The soil needs to first rest for a season or two, and then the tilling, mulching and fertilizing begins before a new crop can be grown.  We need to live in the same manner as people, because our hearts are not unlike the gardener’s soil…

18.  We must first consider what it is we’re looking for, why we’re looking for it, what purpose does it fill in our lives, and how we hope to receive it into our world...

This process of preparation alone can take a lifetime, as we often don’t know or understand what it is we need in our lives, let alone be able to recognize it once it arrives.  In a spiritual sense, we often refer to God’s will as being the defining guide for receiving His blessings, as He as our Creator knows everything about us from the beginning of time, and is the One who bestows His gifts upon our hearts.  His will is perfect and this allows Him to give us exactly what we need in life – even when we didn’t even know what it was we were looking for.

19.  This process of preparation alone can take a lifetime, as we often don’t know or understand what it is we need in our lives, let alone be able to recognize it once it arrives…

20.  In a spiritual sense, we often refer to God’s will as being the defining guide for receiving His blessings, as He as our Creator knows everything about us from the beginning of time, and is the One who bestows His gifts upon our hearts.  His will is perfect and this allows Him to give us exactly what we need in life – even when we didn’t even know what it was we were looking for…

The concept we know as serendipity is really a secularized way of describing the same type of process.  Serendipity describes the process of finding one thing while searching for another.  It runs parallel to and is perfectly in sync and compatible with the spiritual view of blessings, except one views the discovery of blessings from a miraculous perspective and the other from an accidental perspective – only the source is different.  Another secular way of describing this same process is through the Law of Attraction, which describes how our persona and outlook on life attracts the very things to us that we desire to have.

21.  The concept we know as serendipity is really a secularized way of describing the same type of process.  Serendipity describes the process of finding one thing while searching for another…

22.  It runs parallel to and is perfectly in sync and compatible with the spiritual view of blessings, except one views the discovery of blessings from a miraculous perspective and the other from an accidental perspective – only the source is different.

23.  Another secular way of describing this same process is through the Law of Attraction, which describes how our persona and outlook on life attracts the very things to us that we desire to have…

Regardless of how we view it, we begin the process with understanding what’s missing in our lives, what we need to complete us, and being able to recognize this blessing we’re looking for when it arrives in our lives. This blessing we receive is the one thing that completes our lives, which there is no other substitute for.  That’s why if we impatiently force the issue and accept the lesser option, we may turn a blind eye to when the perfect solution’s standing right in front of our eyes.

24.  Regardless of how we view it, we begin the process with understanding what’s missing in our lives, what we need to complete us, and being able to recognize this blessing we’re looking for when it arrives in our lives.  This blessing we receive is the one thing that completes our lives, which there is no other substitute for…

So far we’ve discussed preparing our hearts to know and receive what it is we’re looking for, and then the importance of having the vision required to recognize what it is we’re searching for when it enters our lives.  The next step in this process is what I call risk and vulnerability, which go hand in hand with each other.  Nothing in life is ever guaranteed, and there is a purpose under heaven for all things, all times and all the seasons of our lives.  Even if the perfect person or opportunity enters our world, the timing of their arrival may not fit or work for our lives and situations.

25.  The next step in this process is what I call risk and vulnerability, which go hand in hand with each other…

26.  Nothing in life is ever guaranteed, and there is a purpose under heaven for all things, all times and all the seasons of our lives…

27.  Even if the perfect person or opportunity enters our world, the timing of their arrival may not fit or work for our lives and situations…

The example of a public auction is a perfect metaphor for this situation. Let’s say you know exactly what you want and need for your life and see that it’s coming up for auction.  You arrive at the auction house determined to buy it and bring it home, yet someone else outbids you and purchases it for themselves.  In like manner, you may meet the perfect person you’ve been looking for, but they’re not looking for you, and walk straight past you – never giving you a moment’s notice.  It’s one thing to recognize and see what you need, but that’s only half of the equation.  Despite all your best efforts, what you seek may not come to you, and so the search resumes.

28.  In like manner, you may meet the perfect person you’ve been looking for, but they’re not looking for you, and walk straight past you – never giving you a moment’s notice.  It’s one thing to recognize and see what you need, but that’s only half of the equation…

The concept of risk and vulnerability is that when you see and recognize what it is you desire in your life, you have to be willing to risk everything to let it be known how important this person, situation, circumstance, or thing is to your life.  In these times you can’t go in by halves.  You need to take a leap of faith and step out on a limb to go after it, which makes you vulnerable to rejection, because your desire isn’t the final decision on the matter.  Yet, if you refuse to take a risk on what it is you long for in your life, and seek instead the safety of your own heart – you’ll miss the boat and possibly never get the opportunity again.

29.  The concept of risk and vulnerability is that when you see and recognize what it is you desire in your life, you have to be willing to risk everything to let it be known how important this person, situation, circumstance, or thing is to your life…

30.  You need to take a leap of faith and step out on a limb to go after it, which makes you vulnerable to rejection, because your desire isn’t the final decision on the matter…

31.  Yet, if you refuse to take a risk on what it is you long for in your life, and seek instead the safety of your own heart – you’ll miss the boat and possibly never get the opportunity again…

Taking risks for what we seek and making ourselves vulnerable in the hopes of attracting them to us, is the very essence of risking everything for love.  This same essence also flavors everything else we seek in life to one degree or another.  We can’t expect to simply attract everything we desire to come to us, as if we have some irresistible force on them that they can’t resist.  We are one of billions of souls in this world, and what we search for is often like a needle in a world of haystacks.  When we know what it is we seek, and understand what we’re looking for and then see it – we have to risk everything at the time and make ourselves vulnerable to rejection – for the hope of receiving the blessing into our lives.

32.  Taking risks for what we seek and making ourselves vulnerable in the hopes of attracting them to us, is the very essence of risking everything for love.  This same essence also flavors everything else we seek in life to one degree or another…

33.  When we know what it is we seek, and understand what we’re looking for and then see it – we have to risk everything at the time and make ourselves vulnerable to rejection – for the hope of receiving the blessing into our lives…

The timing of life’s events is outside our control, but our preparation, vision, risk and vulnerability is completely under our own control.  In this way, we do everything we can to ready ourselves in advance, for the time and circumstances that will bring this blessing into our awareness. It is in this precise moment we must be willing to risk everything and become vulnerable, for this is no time for doubt, indecision or cold feet. There is never a guarantee your outcome will be what you’re desiring to have, but there is no other way or approach that can give you a better probability for what it is you seek to have in your life.

34.  The timing of life’s events is outside our control, but our preparation, vision, risk and vulnerability is completely under our own control…

35.  In this way, we do everything we can to ready ourselves in advance, for the time and circumstances that will bring this blessing into our awareness…

36.  It is in this precise moment we must be willing to risk everything and become vulnerable, for this is no time for doubt, indecision or cold feet…

37.  There is never a guarantee your outcome will be what you’re desiring to have, but there is no other way or approach that can give you a better probability for what it is you seek to have in your life…

While life’s timing is often outside our control, the key is to do what you can, for as long as you can, in hopes that the one small window in time you’re looking for opens up in your world – for the opportunity and blessing you’ve prepared your whole life to receive. When you recognize and see what you desire to have in your life for what it means to you, then go out on the longest limb and risk everything you have – in order to let it be known that this person, situation, circumstance, outcome or thing is what you’ve been preparing your heart your entire life to receive! May you receive all the blessings in your life that your heart is searching for and desires!

38.  While life’s timing is often outside our control, the key is to do what you can, for as long as you can, in hopes that the one small window in time you’re looking for opens up in your world – for the opportunity and blessing you’ve prepared your whole life to receive…

39.  When you recognize and see what you desire to have in your life for what it means to you, then go out on the longest limb and risk everything you have – in order to let it be known that this person, situation, circumstance, outcome or thing is what you’ve been preparing your heart your entire life to receive!  May you receive all the blessings in your life that your heart is searching for and desires!

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Organizational Timing

1.  The truth is, the very best things come into our lives when the time is right for their arrival and nothing we can do or say will make them show up a minute sooner…

2.  If we insist on forcing the issue while we wait, we often arrive at a far lesser outcome than had we waited for the perfect person, circumstance, situation or event to walk into our lives – often complicating or preventing the arrival of what we’d always been waiting for and wishing to have…

3.  Today’s topic is Organizational Timing, one of the most important and least understood components of our lives…

4.  More often than not, it’s our will that’s the reason circumstances haven’t been fruitful earlier, because the very thing we desire to happen in our lives couldn’t possibly be recognized for what it was due to the fact that our will was blocking our vision…

5.  Once the impatience and stubbornness of our will is replaced with an open, caring, generous and patient outlook on life, then the things we most search for in life often show up shortly afterwards…

6.  There are a number of key points for us to focus on in order to understand this process of drawing people, circumstances, situations and things to us, as opposed to obstructing their arrival – preparation, vision, risk, vulnerability and timing…

7.  Preparation, vision, risk, vulnerability and timing are the keys to receiving life’s many blessings into our lives, and each one is just as important as the next one as far as welcoming all we desire into our lives…

8.  Our family has always lived by the motto, “Preparation is the key, timing is everything.”

9.  Life seems so uncertain and unknowable in many respects, but there is a process to doing all things in life that remains the same across all subjects and circumstances…

10.  We need to prepare the soil of our hearts to receive the seeds of future blessings, and when we do that, we find everything falls into place…

11.  It doesn’t matter if we personally view our lives within the context of God providing us with His blessings, the nature of serendipity, or the concept of attraction – blessings come to us when we’re ready to recognize and receive them – and most often, not a minute earlier…

12.  Think of yourself as a spiritual magnet, attracting blessings into your world instead of repelling them and pushing them away…

13.  Would you recognize the blessing if you saw it, or would your heart still be unsatisfied – pushing the very thing away that you’ve desired all these years because you failed to recognize it as the answer to your prayers?

14.  You have to know what you’re looking for in order to recognize it for what it means to you and for receiving it into your life…

15.  The perfect person, opportunity, situation, circumstance or thing can be presented to you on a silver platter while a marching band plays a song, but if you don’t see it for what it is, you’ll never realize it’s arrived!

16.  If you can’t recognize the person, situation, circumstance or thing for what it is and means to you, then you’ll never receive it into your life – even if it’s standing right in front of you!

17.  Gardner’s always begin preparing the soil for next year’s garden just after the harvest of the current year.  The soil needs to first rest for a season or two, and then the tilling, mulching and fertilizing begins before a new crop can be grown.  We need to live in the same manner as people, because our hearts are not unlike the gardener’s soil…

18.  We must first consider what it is we’re looking for, why we’re looking for it, what purpose does it fill in our lives, and how we hope to receive it into our world...

19.  This process of preparation alone can take a lifetime, as we often don’t know or understand what it is we need in our lives, let alone be able to recognize it once it arrives…

20.  In a spiritual sense, we often refer to God’s will as being the defining guide for receiving His blessings, as He as our Creator knows everything about us from the beginning of time, and is the One who bestows His gifts upon our hearts.  His will is perfect and this allows Him to give us exactly what we need in life – even when we didn’t even know what it was we were looking for…

21.  The concept we know as serendipity is really a secularized way of describing the same type of process.  Serendipity describes the process of finding one thing while searching for another…

22.  It runs parallel to and is perfectly in sync and compatible with the spiritual view of blessings, except one views the discovery of blessings from a miraculous perspective and the other from an accidental perspective – only the source is different.

23.  Another secular way of describing this same process is through the Law of Attraction, which describes how our persona and outlook on life attracts the very things to us that we desire to have…

24.  Regardless of how we view it, we begin the process with understanding what’s missing in our lives, what we need to complete us, and being able to recognize this blessing we’re looking for when it arrives in our lives.  This blessing we receive is the one thing that completes our lives, which there is no other substitute for…

25.  The next step in this process is what I call risk and vulnerability, which go hand in hand with each other…

26.  Nothing in life is ever guaranteed, and there is a purpose under heaven for all things, all times and all the seasons of our lives…

27.  Even if the perfect person or opportunity enters our world, the timing of their arrival may not fit or work for our lives and situations…

28.  In like manner, you may meet the perfect person you’ve been looking for, but they’re not looking for you, and walk straight past you – never giving you a moment’s notice.  It’s one thing to recognize and see what you need, but that’s only half of the equation…

29.  The concept of risk and vulnerability is that when you see and recognize what it is you desire in your life, you have to be willing to risk everything to let it be known how important this person, situation, circumstance, or thing is to your life…

30.  You need to take a leap of faith and step out on a limb to go after it, which makes you vulnerable to rejection, because your desire isn’t the final decision on the matter…

31.  Yet, if you refuse to take a risk on what it is you long for in your life, and seek instead the safety of your own heart – you’ll miss the boat and possibly never get the opportunity again…

32.  Taking risks for what we seek and making ourselves vulnerable in the hopes of attracting them to us, is the very essence of risking everything for love.  This same essence also flavors everything else we seek in life to one degree or another…

33.  When we know what it is we seek, and understand what we’re looking for and then see it – we have to risk everything at the time and make ourselves vulnerable to rejection – for the hope of receiving the blessing into our lives…

34.  The timing of life’s events is outside our control, but our preparation, vision, risk and vulnerability is completely under our own control…

35.  In this way, we do everything we can to ready ourselves in advance, for the time and circumstances that will bring this blessing into our awareness…

36.  It is in this precise moment we must be willing to risk everything and become vulnerable, for this is no time for doubt, indecision or cold feet…

37.  There is never a guarantee your outcome will be what you’re desiring to have, but there is no other way or approach that can give you a better probability for what it is you seek to have in your life…

38.  While life’s timing is often outside our control, the key is to do what you can, for as long as you can, in hopes that the one small window in time you’re looking for opens up in your world – for the opportunity and blessing you’ve prepared your whole life to receive…

39.  When you recognize and see what you desire to have in your life for what it means to you, then go out on the longest limb and risk everything you have – in order to let it be known that this person, situation, circumstance, outcome or thing is what you’ve been preparing your heart your entire life to receive!  May you receive all the blessings in your life that your heart is searching for and desires!

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