It’s really frustrating to be in a holding pattern. You’re waiting for an answer and can’t move forward (or don’t want to move forward) until you get the answer you want. But once that answer comes, good or bad, there’s a lot of work to be done.
When you are working on any project or towards any goal find ways to continue to keep the momentum going when it’s easy to let the project come to a halt. Yes there are always great excuses for why you shouldn’t keep moving forward, but identify from the beginning ALL the work that needs to be done on the project so that you can continue to work on different pieces of the project while other ones may be waiting for an answer.
We can’t always identify what’s going to hold up a project but we can identify what work will need to be done given either outcome. Instead of sitting around complaining or screwing around, figure out what else is on your to do list for the project that can help keep the momentum going.