Everything is instantaneous these days. Push a button, and bing! mail sent. Push a different button and bing! kitty litter to your door in 2 days. Log on to your computer and bing!bing!bing! thirteen emails await your reply. Texting, cell phones, internet, gaming systems, vending machines- heck you can buy anything in a vending machine nowadays... all give people instant gratification. It has become so intertwined in our lives that we begin to be impatient. If someone doesn't respond to your email within a day, you are wondering if you said something to offend them, or if they are ever going to respond to you. It's amazing what technology has done to our society- and it is not all good. I am guilty of this too. Just the other day I was wondering why my contact at this wedding venue had not responded informing me of how to sign the contract for the venue. I was complaining that she was taking forever. Then I checked my sent box. It had only been TWO days! How impatient can one get? I had to remind myself that not everyone checks their email every 5 minutes like me.
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
- Brian Adams