Our collective societal impatience is largely a product of the microwave and the age of the credit card, through which we’ve developed a borderline unreasonable ability to be instantly gratified.
We have a false notion that everything we want should occur immediately, like the petulant child stamping feet and demanding it RIGHT. NOW.
We want the dream house or car, so we leverage the hell out of our credit to have something we can’t really afford. (Tip: Just.because.they.will.give.you.the.line.of.credit.doesn’t.mean.you.can.afford.it).
We have a vision for our future, but we are so impatient for it to happen that we give up when it hasn’t happened overnight.
We have a goal for health and fitness, but when our jeans don’t fit after a week of working out and making healthy food choices we throw our hands up in the air and dive face first into the Cheetos.
Worse yet, if we can’t have it right away, we try to find “close enough”…only to later unwind the mess we’ve made by settling for less. (Patience is actually wildly efficient. You’ll spend less time unwinding the shit you didn’t really want in the first place.)
Let me ask this another way: when has anything you’ve rushed or forced really worked out?
You can’t plant a seed for an oak tree, yell at it to grow, and wake up the next morning to a full blown oak tree.
You can plant that seed, nurture it, and have deep faith that it will grow into an oak tree if you allow it to have its natural process.
Plant your seeds, and trust the process. Take baby steps, every day, to nurture your vision and your heart’s desire…and remember to relax into the sweetness of the cycles of nature. Nothing is hurried, yet everything is completed.
The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit.