Waiting is a state of mind. Basically, it means that you want the future; you don’t want the present. You don’t want what you’ve got, and you want what you haven’t got. With every kind of waiting, you unconsciously create inner conflict between your here and now, where you don’t want to be, and the projected future, where you want to be. This greatly reduces the quality of your life by making you lose the present.
There is nothing wrong with striving to improve your life situation.
You can improve your life situation, but you cannot improve your life.
Life is primary. Life is your deepest inner Being. It is already whole, complete, perfect.
Excerpt from The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment ( 1999) by Eckhart Tolle