As much as I try to be cool and do things graciously, I also have my ‘moments’ when I feel (even if I ignore) that there’s too much in my hands. I’ve re-read one particular chapter in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari last night. To keep me sane for the moment.
John: Hit me with the quick fixes. I’m excited about what you are telling me. But I’m an impatient guy.
Julian: Ironically, the less you focus on the end result, the quicker it will come.
John: How so?
Julian: (tells a story)
There was a young boy who traveled far from his home to study under a great teacher. When he met the wise old man, his first question was “how long will it take me before I am as wise as you?”
The response came swiftly, “Five years.”
“That is a very long time,” the boy replied. “How about if I work twice as hard?”
“Then it will take ten years,” said the master.
“Ten! That’s far too long. How about if I studied all day and well into the night, every night?”
“Fifteen years,” said the master.
“I don’t understand,” replied the boy. “Every time I promise to devote more energy to my goal, you tell me that it will take longer. Why?”
“The answer is simple. With one eye fixed on the destination, there is only one left to guide you along the journey.”
Moral: Be patient and live with the knowledge that all you are searching for is certain to come if you prepare for it and expect it. All lasting change requires time and effort. Persistence is the mother of personal change.
Hope you, too, felt better after reading this.
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i have this friend who constantly reminds me that “patience is a virtue”. – amen. It’s hard to be patient sometimes 🙂
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there is no easy way…no shortcuts.
i hope i could be less impatient too.
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in my family, i am the impatient one, but i am learning and it is a work in progress. also, it is really tough to practice patience as we’re surrounded by instant gratification culture like fast food, instant noodles, instant coffee etc.
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When you have kids, you might as well be patient, … and you need it badly. 😉
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Good things happens to those who wait. I’m also impatient in my younger days, but as I grow older, I take thinks in stride. Also I don’t believe in the saying about “good men finishes last”. As long as you stay focused and not stepping on others toes, you’ll go along way.
As a guide in life I read Sun Tsu and “Thick Face, Black Heart”. : )
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Yes, I did feel better. I needed to be reminded of this. Thanks, wits.
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