But then what?

"The real key to success is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg - not by smashing it open."  - Arnold Glasglow

Have you ever been accused of not being more patient?

What is being patient?

I think patience is doing one thing at a time.

It is not forcing yourself to somehow be physically or mentally in some future moment.

No one can travel forward in time.. at least not yet. 

We can only do, what we do, and when we do it.

Impatience is an illusion, because you can only be here and now.

What is the outcome?

The expectation?

The results?

What happens next?

How much fun would it be to read a long awaited book and going straight to the last page to learn the outcome without reading the entire book?

Maybe being patient is turning every page?

Maybe being patient is taking it all in.

Understanding what is being said.

Patience is “now” – this moment.

It is slowing down and recognizing this very moment,

as opposed to projecting into the future and hurrying to be somewhere else already.

Next time you are hurrying through life… stop and ask yourself,

“Then what?”

Stop for a moment and ground yourself in the present moment.

If you are constantly saying, “I must do this – and quickly!”

Ask yourself…

“Then what?”

If you are always telling your children or spouse..

“Come on, we’re wasting time!”

Ask yourself…

Are we really wasting time, or not fully appreciating what we're currently doing?  

Impatience is like temporary mind travel –

a journey into the future where your homework is completed..

the lawn mowed,

a cake is baked,

your bills paid and mailed,

or your car washed,

the visit to the in-laws,

or to see a loved one.

Through the impatient eye, everything is finished.

But then what?

Make it a patient dia!

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