The Power of Not Yet

Oct 20

The Power of Not Yet

God must have prompted me to select this book off my Kindle, because it spoke to my need in the midst of feeling stuck. Parented by a perfectionist, I learned to see things in a pass or fail mindset. In order to gain approval, “pass” (or perfection) was the only option. Later in life, I’ve found that I give up easily because if it’s not perfect, it’s not worth doing. It also means I’ve learned to seek approval, validation, and acceptance through my work. Donna Pisani explained the “not yet” mentality that replaces failure with persistence—Not Yet. That is, I haven’t failed; I just haven’t succeeded yet. She also explains how to see the “not yet” as a thing of merit on its own by changing our perception and goals during a “not yet” period. Waiting is more productive and comfortable when we see it as a growth period, which has value in itself.

If you’re feeling stuck or tired of asking God, “Are we there yet?” then you might benefit from reading, The Power of Not Yet.

 

Quotes

“We will not finish (or even start) something if we are cornered into believing it’s not worth it if it’s not perfect.”

– Donna Pisani, The Power of Not Yet

“Often God is more concerned with the battle He wants to win in you than the one you want Him to win for you.”

– Donna Pisani, The Power of Not Yet

“My value is not found in striving for success or approval but in my constant invitation for God to redeem every weak area. It’s not a cover up, a hope to, or even a wish list; it’s an invitation for transformation.”

– Donna Pisani, The Power of Not Yet

“What if we saw fear as an indicator and not an intimidator? . . . Perhaps instead of using fear as a reason to stop, we should look at it as a sign post indicating the direction we should go.”

– Donna Pisani, The Power of Not Yet

“Growing up in a church culture that celebrated perfection rather than authenticity kept my gifts hidden and my confidence stifled.”

– Donna Pisani, The Power of Not Yet

“I ask God to use me, then walk right past fifteen people who irritate me because  in the moment they are in my way!”

– Donna Pisani, The Power of Not Yet

 

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The Power of Not Yet

Living a Life of Endless Possibilities

Donna Pisani

2016

109 pages